§ 22. Mr. Nellist
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many non-executive directors have now been appointed to the hospitals and units in the west midlands in the second wave of trusts; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mrs. Virginia Bottomley
Twenty-eight non-executive directors have been appointed to six NHS trusts in the west midlands, and two further appointments are under consideration.
§ 28. Mr. Andrew Smith
To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he plans to meet the chairman of the Oxfordshire district health authority to discuss applications for trust status.