§ Ms. Harman
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) if he will indicate for each regional health authority the sex of the holder of the office of chairman;
(2) if he will list for each regional health authority the number of members; and in each case, of these how many are women;
(3) if he will list for each district health authority the number of members; and, of these, how many in each case are women;579W
(4) if he will indicate for each district health authority the sex of the holder of the office of chairman.
§ Mr. Hayhoe
The 14 regional health authority chairmen are all men. Of the 191 district health authority chairmen, 30 are women. District health authority members are appointed by the appropriate regional health authority and relevant local authorities and I regret detailed information is not held centrally. The information requested on regional health authority members is as follows:
Regional health authority Number of current members Number of female members Northern 16 6 Yorkshire 16 3 Trent 17 3 East Anglian 15 3 North East Thames 16 5 North West Thames 16 5 South East Thames 16 4 South West Thames 16 4 Wessex 16 4 South Western 17 5 Oxford 15 2 West Midlands 15 3 Mersey 16 5 North Western 14 6 TOTAL 221 58