HC Deb 14 June 1994 vol 244 c378W
Mr. Wilshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what is her policy on the advertising of vacancies for chief executives designate of merged health authorities before a merger has been agreed.

Dr. Mawhinney

It is good management practice to make adequate preparations to ensure that mergers, if agreed, are effectively managed. In many cases this may necessitate advertising the post of chief executive designate in advance of the decision on the merger application being made.