§ Mr. Wareing
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) what steps he takes to ensure that the membership of the Health Education Council is representative of regional interests in health education; and if he will make a statement;
(2) if he will make a statement on the criteria by which individuals are selected for membership of the Health Education Council.
§ Mr. John Patten
Members of the Health Education Council are appointed because of the expertise and personal qualities which they can bring to the council's work. In making appointments to the council, Ministers aim to achieve a reasonable geographical spread of membership, but members are not appointed as representatives of specific interests.