§ Mr. Teddy Taylor
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services, pursuant to his reply of 11 July, if it is his intention that the general managers to be identified within health authorities to take responsibility for performance should be existing officials allocated an additional duty or be persons with a full-time general management role; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
[pursuant to his reply, 17 July 1984]: The general manager will take full responsibility for the general management task and will usually be full-time. In a few cases, particularly at unit level, it may be possible to combine this with other responsibilities, such as medical and nursing appointments provided the general management function is still given the top priority to be properly effective.