§ Mr. Campbell-Savours
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what powers he has to review and terminate the appointment of members of NHS trusts, ambulance trusts and health authorities before the end of their normal appointment period; and in what circumstances he may take such action. 
§ Mr. Milburn
My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Health has powers to terminate the appointment of chairmen or non-executive directors of national health service bodies. The circumstances in which these powers may be used are defined in regulations. Those relating to trusts, including ambulance trusts, are contained within the National Health Service Trusts (Membership and Procedure) Regulations 1990 (Statutory Instrument 1990/2024), as amended by the National Health Service Trusts (Membership and Procedure) Amendment Regulations 1996 (Statutory Instrument 1996/1755). In relation to chairmen and non-executive members of health authorities,
They are contained within the Health Authorities (Membership and Procedure Regulations) 1996 (Statutory Instrument 1996/707). Copies of these regulations are available in the Library.