§ Mr. Galbraith
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland whom outside Her Majesty's Government he is consulting about the appointment of the new chief medical officer; and when he expects to make an appointment.
§ Mr. Rifkind
The appointment of a chief medical officer, Scottish Home and Health Department, is being made under Civil Service Commission arrangements. A public advertisement has invited suitably qualified persons to apply for the post. The selection board interviews will be held in June with a view to appointing a successful candidate who will be expected to take up post on the retirement of the present chief medical officer.