HC Deb 04 July 1995 vol 263 c102W
Mrs. Beckett

To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what criteria are used for selecting new members of the pay review body; [30429]

(2) what are the criteria for selection of the chair of the pay review body; and what plans she has to change them. [30430]

Mr. Malone

Both chairman and members of the two review bodies covering national health service staff are appointed by my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister on the advice of Ministers.

In making the appointments, Ministers look for relevant background experience, for the ability to analyse the issues coming before the review body, and for the capacity to form independent judgments on those issues.

The procedures may need to be reviewed in the light of the Government's decisions on the Nolan committee's recommendations.

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