§ Mr. Pavitt
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if she will now add the Co-operative Union, the Co-operative Women's Guild and the Woodcraft Folk to the list of bodies competent to submit names for appointment to health authorities.
§ Dr. Owen
The Co-operative Union and the Co-operative Women's Guild will be invited to make recommendations for the limited number of appointments to be made to regional health authorities from 1st August 1976. The next general round of appointments to area health authorities is due in 1977 and we shall be considering what advice should be given to regional health authorities about consultation on those appointments to area health authorities which the regional health authorities are responsible for making. We have decided however that the Co-operative Union and Co-operative Women's Guild should be consulted.