§ Mrs. Clwyd
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how appeals to the registered homes tribunal are processed and investigated; and if she will place in the Library a copy of the rules or guidelines which govern the work of the tribunal. 
§ Mr. Bowis
The registered homes tribunal hears all appeals made under part III of the Registered Homes Act 1984. The registered homes tribunal secretariat receives notices of appeals and makes the administrative arrangements for appeals to be heard. The registered homes tribunal is an independent judicial body and is wholly responsible for reaching and making its decisions taking account of all the evidence laid before it. It operates within the Registered Homes Tribunal Rules 1984, SI 1984 No. 1346. A copy of the public booklet about appeals process is available in the Library.
§ Mrs. Clwyd
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many appeals have been considered by the registered homes tribunal in each year since 1984; and how many have been upheld. 
§ Mr. Bowis
The information is shown in the table.
Year Total Allowed 1985 9 2 1986 37 7 1987 17 5 1988 14 7 1989 24 8 1990 24 12 1991 34 16 1992 37 16 1993 25 4 1994 24 11 1995 25 5
1. In six of the cases above, part of the appeal was also dismissed.
2. The tribunal considered a further three cases but ruled that they had no jurisdiction to hear the appeals.
3. The figures do not include the appeals withdrawn before hearing.
§ Mrs. Clwyd
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how members of the registered homes tribunal are appointed; and if he will list the names and occupations of tribunal members in each year since 1984. 
§ Mr. Bowis
All chairmen are banisters or solicitors and are appointed by my noble and learned Friend the Lord Chancellor. Expert members are appointed by my right hon. Friend the Lord President of the Council from nominations made by various professional and other organisations involved in the nursing and residential care sector.
The registered homes tribunal began hearing appeals in 1985. Tribunal chairmen and expert members are normally appointed to serve for five years. Supplementary appointments are made when necessary. The names and occupations of those appointed from and including 1985 to 1994 are shown. I refer the hon. Member to the reply 329W I gave the Member for Darlington (Mr. Milburn) on 16 February at columns 741–43, for the list of members appointed in 1995.
Appointments to Registered Homes Tribunal Occupation 1985 CHAIRMEN R. H. Christie QC J. C. R. Fieldsend His Honour B. H. Gerrard G. F. Harwood W. M. Jones Mrs. M. Rutherford PANEL MEMBERS Mr. G. Banner Consultant on social services to voluntary organisation Mr. R. Bessell Managing Director, the Retirement Society Ltd. Dr. G. Brackenridge District Medical Officer for Health Authority Mary Brown Administrator Dr. S. Brown Medical consultant Mr. M. Burrell Retired home owner Dr. J. Chawner Medical consultant Mr. K. Coleman Deputy Director of Commissioning, health authority Betty Cowell OBE, JP Retired Principal, Midwife Teachers Training College Miss R Dawson-Shepherd Resident of residential home Mr. G. Dunn P/t consultant to voluntary sector Housing Association Dr. B. Gray Retired university lecturer Mr. J. Hanson Retired Director of Social Services Mrs. M. Joynson Retired Director of Child care for national voluntary organisation Dr. D. L. Kerr Chief Executive, private hospital Col. R. MacKeith Chief Executive, private hospital group Mr. G. Neal Director of Residential Services, national voluntary organisation Miss M. Nurse State Registered Nurse Dr. J. R. Oxley Physician-in-Charge, private hospital caring for people with epilepsy Miss M. Phillips Retired local government officer Mr. Mervyn Phillips Chief Executive of County Council Mr. D. Prettyman Social Worker Dr. R. Rao General practitioner Brig J. Regan Head of voluntary sector residential home Mrs. I. Shepherd Assistant Director of Nursing Services Mr. J. Stephens Retired assistant Director of Social Services Prof O. Stevenson University lecturer in child care Ms E. Tait Ex-home manager Miss K. Wells Social worker, member of governing body of national voluntary organisation Dr. J. Williams Medical Director, hospice Margaret Woodier Consultant in child care issues 1986: additional appointments Carole Alford Nursing home owner Susan Blanchard Nursing homes matron/owner Mary Blincoe Ex-Director of Nursing Services Mr. P. Carr Nurse
Appointments to Registered Homes Tribunal Occupation Rosalind Davies Director, British Nursing Association Mr. R. Guest District Nursing Officer, Health Authority Dorothy Harris Retired Director of Nursing Services Mr. M. McGeorge Nurse Mr. Tooley Consultant Surgeon Mary Parker Nursing home matron/owner Margaret Pilbeam Chief Nursing Officer, district health authority Maureen White Senior officer, Royal College of Nursing 1987: additional appointments Mr. B. Maurice Consultant surgeon 1990 CHAIRMEN Mr. S. Pacey Mr. J.C.R. Fieldsend Mr. G.F. Harwood M. W.M. Jones Mrs. M. Rutherford Mr. J.W. Tinnion PANEL MEMBERS Dr. A. Admani Retired consultant physician Ms C. Alford Nursing home owner Ms S. Adams Health authority inspection officer Dr. A. Bannerjee Consultant physician Mr. R. Bessell Managing Director, the Retirement Society Ltd. Mr. D. Browne Consultant in social care Mr. M. Burrell Retired home owner Mr. W. Churchill Executive Secretary of an organisation representing independent sector care providers Mr. K. Coleman Deputy Director of Commissioning, health authority Dr. J. Cox Consultant physician Mr. K. Dainty Head of health authority inspection unit Ms R. Doidge Director of Nursing Services Mr. G. Dunn Consultant to voluntary sector Housing Association Mr. F. Edwards Home Owner Mr. J. Fisher Residential home owner Ms T. Galletly Nursing home owner Mr. B. Garner Director of organisation representing independent sector care providers Dr. B. Gray Retired university lecturer/serving magistrate Dr. Griffiths Medical practitioner Dr. G Hall Consultant physician Mr. G. Harper Director of Social Services Mr. J. Hanson OBE Retired Director of Social Services Dr. M. Hildick-Smith Consultant physician Mr. R. Humphries Consultant, social care issues Mr. D. James Retired Director of Social Services Ms P. Jenkins Health authority Inspector Officer Mr. M. Jobbin Local authority inspection officer Dr. Jones-Davies Medical practitioner Mrs. M. Joynson Retired Director of Child Care for national voluntary organisation
Appointments to Registered Homes Tribunal Occupation Ms N. Kelly Matron in charge of nursing home Dr. D. Kerr Retired Director of private hospital Dr. S. McDougall Employee of Health Authority Ms M. McGregor Nursing home owner Dr. B. Marcus Consultant Surgeon Ms J. Mathieson Former Assistant Director of Social Services Mr. Maurice Consultant surgeon Dr. N. Merali General Practitioner Miss A. Packer Information not available Miss S. Poupard Retired Deputy Director of Social Services Brig J. Regan Trustee of voluntary sector organisation Mr. J. Sharp Operations Manager, private nursing home group Mr. J. Stephens Information not available Dr. P. Tiplady District Medical Officer Mr. V. Tyndall Coordinator of Social Services, University Mr. D. Wakefield Retired Director of Social Services Mrs. J. Waldron Head of health authority Inspection Unit Mr. F. Watts Consultant to homeowners Miss K. Wells Retired social worker Mr. K. White Director of voluntary organisation M. Wilson Retired Director of Nursing Services Miss M. Woodier Consultant, residential care issues 1993: additional appointments Mr. G. Thomas Retired Director of Social Services Mrs. J. Tunstill Professor of Social Work Studies