HC Deb 15 June 1973 vol 857 cc412-4W
Mr. McCrindle

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he will now announce the names of the chairmen designate of the new regional health authorities proposed to be set up under the National Health Service Reorganisation Bill.

Sir K. Joseph

The names of the chairmen I propose to appoint, subject to approval of the Bill, and the regions to which they will be appointed, are shown below, together with the boundaries of the regions, and of the area health authorities within themRegion No. 1: Northern Regional Health Authority. Chairman: Col. W. A. Lee, OBE, TD, DL. Region No. 2: Yorkshire Regional Health Authority. Chairman: W. Tweddle, Esq., CBE, TD, LLM. Region No. 3: Trent Regional Health Authority, Chairman: Ald. S. P King, OBE, J.P. Region No. 4: East Anglia Regional Health Authority, Chairman: The Hon. Leo Russell, CBE, TD. Region No. 5: North-West Thames Regional Health Authority. Chairman: Ald. Mrs. B. F. R. Paterson, CBE, JP. Region No. 6: North-East Thames Regional Health Authority. Chairman: H. R. Moore. Esq., CBE. Region No. 7: South-East Thames Regional Health Authority. Chairman: J. C. Donne, Esq. Region No. 8: South-West Thames Regional Health Authority. Chairman: Mrs. Inga-Stina Robson, J.P. Region No. 9: Wessex Regional Health Authority. Chairman: Col. Sir Joseph Weld, O.B.E., T.D. Region No. 10: Oxford Regional Health Authority. Chairman: D. Woodrow, Esq., M.A. Region No. 11: South Western Regional Health Authority. Chairman: W. R. Northcott, Esq. Region No. 12: West Midlands Regional Health Authority. Chairman: D. A. Perris. Esq., M.B.E., J.P. Region No. 13: Mersey Regional Health Authority. Chairman: E. W. Driver, Esq. Region No. 14: North Western Regional Health Authority. Chairman: S. C. Hamburger, Esq., C.B.E., J.P.


Regional Health Authority and Area Health Authorities, corresponding to the new Local Government Non-Metropolitan Counties and Metropolitan Districts, or to one or more London Boroughs, including the City of London 1. Northern: Cumbria; Durham; Northumberland; Cleveland. In Tyne and Wear the districts of Newcastle-upon-Tyne; North Tyneside; Gateshead; South Tyneside; Sunderland. 2. Yorkshire: Humberside; North Yorkshire; In West Yorkshire the districts of Bradford; Leeds; Calderdale; Kirklees; Wakefield. 3. Trent: Derbyshire; Leicestershire; Lincolnshire; Nottinghamshire; In South Yorkshire the districts of Barnsley; Doncaster; Sheffield; Rotherham. 4. East Anglia: Cambridgeshire; Norfolk; Suffolk. 5. North-West Thames: Bedfordshire; Hertfordshire; the London Boroughs of Barnet; Brent and Harrow; Ealing, Hammersmith and Hounslow; Hillingdon; Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster. 6. North-East Thames: Essex; the London Boroughs of Barking and Havering; Camden and Islington; Enfield and Haringey; Hackney, Newham and Tower Hamlets with the City of London; Redbridge and Waltham Forest. 7. South-East Thames: East Sussex; Kent: the London Boroughs of Bexley and Greenwich: Bromley; Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark. 8. South-West Thames: Surrey; West Sussex; the London Boroughs of Croydon; Kingston and Richmond; Merton, Sutton and Wandsworth. 9. Wessex: Dorset; Hampshire; Wiltshire; Isle of Wight. 10. Oxford: Berkshire; Buckinghamshire; Northamptonshire; Oxfordshire. 11. South Western; Avon; Cornwall; Devon; Gloucestershire; Somerset. 12. West Midlands: Hereford and Worcester; Salop; Staffordshire; Warwickshire; In West Midlands the districts of Wolverhampton; Walsall; Dudley; Sandwell; Birmingham; Solihull; Coventry. 13. Mersey: Cheshire; In Merseyside the districts of Sefton; Liverpool; St. Helens with Knowsley; Wirral. 14. North Western: Lancashire; In Greater Manchester the districts of Wigan; Bolton; Bury; Rochdale; Salford; Manchester; Oldham: Trafford; Stockport; Tameside.