§ Mr. Coombs
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services when he will be able to make an announcement of the appointment of a general manager for the Swindon district health authority; and if he will make a statement.442W
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
The responsibility for such announcements lies with individual district health authorities. Regional health authorities are, however, required to let me have their recommendations on district health authority proposals and to take account of my views before decisions are taken and announcements made.