§ Mr. Redmond
To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make it her policy to replace standardised rewards for non-executive members of health authorities with a payment by hour of attendance at national average earnings.
§ Dr. Mawhinney
No. Non-executive members receive a modest sum to help compensate for the time they contribute to the health authority. They are not salaried employees of the national health service and it would be inappropriate to treat them as such.