§ Mr. Wickenden
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services when he will appoint a chairman of the Health Education Council in succession to Mr. Leslie Baines.
§ Mr. Patrick Jenkin
I have decided to appoint Dr. Brian Lloyd, director of Oxford polytechnic, as chairman of the Health Education Council in succession to Mr Leslie Baines, who retires on 30 June. Dr. Lloyd has been a member of the council since 1975 and is currently chairman of its education committee. He will be associated with the re-examination of the council's functions and operations which will form part of the Government's general review of all "quangos".
I should like to take the opportunity to express the Government's warm appreciation to Mr. Baines for the very considerable contribution which he has made to the cause of health education generally, and to the work of the council in particular, in his capacity as a member since the council's inception in 1968, as vice-chairman from 1973 to 1978, and as chairman this year.