HC Deb 24 July 1979 vol 971 c122W
43. Mr. R. C. Mitchell

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what criteria he uses for the appointment and replacement of chairmen of area health authorities.

Mr. Patrick Jenkin

I seek to appoint the best people available to lead these authorities, taking the opportunity to introduce fresh blood and new ideas from time to time whilst preserving some continuity of experience in the management of the National Health Service.