§ Mr. Morgan
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales (1) on how many occasions in the past 10 years has any proposed member of a community health council, who is a former employee of the NHS been debarred from membership of that council on grounds related to previous dismissal from the NHS; if such procedures to debar appointment to the council are made by his Department autonomously, or on application from the relevant health authority or family health service authority; and if he will make a statement;
(2) on how many occasions suspended or sacked previous employees of a health authority have been refused membership of community health councils for the same area; if he will list the persons involved; whether representations were made (a) on their behalf and (b) against their appointment; if so, by whom; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Redwood
I have no record of this information. Appointments to membership of community health councils are governed by the Community Health Councils Regulations 1985 (SI 1985 No 304), as amended by the Community Health Councils (Amendment) Regulations 1990 (SI 1990 No 1375).