§ Baroness Young
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What proposals they have concerning the offices of the Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration and Health Service Commissioner for England, for Scotland and for Wales.
In accordance with Section 1(3) of the Parliamentary Commissioner Act 1967 and Schedule 1 to the Health Service Commissioners Act 1993, Sir William Reid will be retiring from these offices on 2 January 1997.
Her Majesty has been pleased to approve the appointment of Mr. Michael Sydney Buckley as Sir William's successor as Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration and Health Service Commissioner for England, for Scotland and Wales, with effect from 3rd January 1997.
I am sure all Members of the House would wish me to express their gratitude and admiration for the very able and thorough manner in which Sir William Reid has fulfilled these duties over the last seven years. He has made an outstanding contribution to our public life.