HC Deb 19 July 1977 vol 935 c423W
25. Mr. Jessel

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what factors he considers when appointing chairmen of area health authorities.

Mr. Ennals

In carrying out the duty laid upon me by the first Schedule to the National Health Service Reorganisation Act 1973 I am concerned only to appoint people who are best suited in every respect to undertake these important offices. In doing so, I take account of many factors, including personal qualities, background experience, interest in and commitment to the NHS, age and health.

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