HC Deb 27 July 1979 vol 971 cc664-5W
Mr. Meacher

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will list the current members of the Central Manpower Committee, indicating their occupation and background, which other public and private sector board posts they hold, and what remuneration they receive.

Dr. Vaughan

A list of the current members of the professional side executive committee of the Central Manpower Committee is given below indicating their occupation. Information about their background and other public and private sector board posts which they have is not held by my Department. They receive no remuneration from the Department in respect of their membership of the committee.

  • Professor I. Rannie—Professor of Dental Pathology.
  • Dr. W. J. Appleyard—Consultant Paediatrician.
  • Mr. D. J. C. Felton—Consultant Gynaecologist.
  • Mr. R. K. Greenwood—Consultant Surgeon.
  • Mr. G. H. Hall—Consultant Physician.
  • Dr. L. T. Rees—Consultant Anaesthetist.
  • Dr. H. W. Wilson—Consultant Gynaecologist.
  • Dr. W. A. Wilson—Consultant Surgeon.
  • Mr. M. S. Jones—Consultant Dental Surgeon.
  • Dr. D. B. Jefferys—Senior Registrar.
  • Dr. T. McFarlane—Senior Registrar.
  • Mr. H. G. Hanley—Consultant Surgeon.
  • Professor T. J. H. Clark—Consultant Physician.
  • Mr. T. Smith—Consultant Gynaecologist.

There is at present one vacancy and one place filled in rotation by a representative of different Royal colleges. In addition to members from the health departments and representatives of health authorities, there are observers for the committee of vice-chancellors and principals, the council for post-graduate medical education, general medical services committee, undergraduate deans and medical assistants.

Mr. Forrester

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what criteria are taken into account when appointing lay people to positions on committees of the National Health Service.

Mr. Patrick Jenkin

Apart from family practitioner committees, and advisory committees consisting wholly of professional members, there is no formal committee structure in the National Health Service. In appointing members of regional health authorities, I take account of factors such as background experience, commitment to the Health Service, age, health, and a geographical spread of interests. I expect those charged with making appointments to area health authorities, family practitioner committees and community health councils to adopt similar criteria.