§ Mr. Galbraith
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland under what statutory authority health boards delegate functions to their committees.
§ Mr. Michael Forsyth
Section 2(10) of the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978 and paragraph 11 of part II of schedule 1 to that Act; and regulation 8 of the National Health Service (Health Boards: Membership, Procedure and Payment of Subscriptions) (Scotland) Regulations 1975 (SI 1975 No. 197 (S 16)).