§ Mr. Kirkwood
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services, pursuant to his answer of 15 December, Official Report, columns 407–8, what form the announcement inviting right hon. and hon. Members to submit nominations for membership of health authorities will take; and when he plans to make the next one.
§ Mrs. Currie
The terms of office of about half the members of the special health authorities for the London postgraduate teaching hospitals come to an end on 31 March 1988 and those of about half the members of the regional health authorities on 30 September 1988. Announcements inviting right hon. and hon. Members to submit nominations for these appointments will be made about a year in advance although the precise dates have not yet been decided. I have nothing to add on the form of the actual announcement, beyond my reply of 15 December at column408.