HC Deb 06 March 1978 vol 945 c538W
Mr. McCusker

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will issue a circular to members of the area health and social services boards making it clear that they exercise their statutory functions not as principals but on behalf of the Department.

Mr. Carter

No. I am satisfied that members of health and social services boards clearly understand that boards exercise their statutory functions as agents for the Department of Health and Social Services.