HC Deb 27 January 1978 vol 942 c820W
Mr. McCrindle

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will seek to amend the appropriate legislation so as to ensure that Brentwood is officially represented on the Barking and Havering Area Health Authority.

Mr. Moyle

No. Representatives of district councils within non-metropolitan counties are nominated for appointment to area health authorities by county associations of district councils. Brentwood is a non-metropolitan district council whose boundaries are situated within the territory of the Essex Area Health Authority. The North-East Thames Regional Health Authority has appointed a councillor from Brentwood to the Essex Area Authority; it has also appointed three Brentwood residents to the adjacent Barking and Havering Area Authority.

If the hon. Member is aware of a local or particular difficulty perhaps he would write to me.