§ Mr. Rhodes James
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he is in a position to announce the chairmanship of the United Kingdom Central Council for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting.
§ Mr. Patrick Jenkin
Section 1(6)(a) of the Nurses, Midwives and Health Visitors Act 1979 requires me to appoint the first chairman of the United Kingdom Central Council for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting. I am pleased to announce, on behalf of myself and my center hon. Friends the Secretaries of State for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, that Miss Catherine M. Hall, general secretary of the Royal College of Nursing has accepted an invitation to serve in this capacity.