HC Deb 26 October 1976 vol 918 c111W
23. Mr. Hoyle

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many trade unionists have been appointed to RHAs and AHA's; and what this is as a percentage of total members.

Mr. Ennals

Following the recent round of appointments all RHAs contain at least one member appointed as a trades unionist, normally on the nomination of the TUC, and the same principle will be applied when AHA members are appointed next August. At present about half of the AHAs have a member appointed as a trades unionist. In addition both RHAs and AHAs have members who are known to be trades unionists, but their precise numbers cannot be determined without disproportionate cost. Because of this it is not practicable to give percentages.