HC Deb 08 December 1986 vol 107 c33W
16. Mr. Rogers

asked the Secretary of State for Wales on what basis he intends to invite individuals and organisations to submit nominations for membership of health authorities in Wales.

Mr. Mark Robinson

As required by the National Health Service Act 1977, nominations for appointments to health authorities in Wales will continue to be canvassed from health related professional organisations, the University of Wales, the health authorities themselves and other statutory and non-statutory organisations concerned with the provision of health services. To further widen the field, occasional press advertisements will invite members of the public or organisations not directly approached to make applications for lay membership.

Mr. D. E. Thomas

asked the Secretary of State for Wales why, in the Welsh office circular CT/5275/86 of 28 June to chairmen and general managers of Welsh health authorities, comments were not invited on the recommendation of the optional appraisal from 14 July.

Mr. Mark Robinson

Public consultation was deferred pending the findings of a review of psychiatric service provision in north Wales which are expected shortly.