HC Deb 07 July 1997 vol 297 c312W
Sir David Madel

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many working days notice were given to hon. Members to make suggestions to him as to appointments to trust boards; and if he will make a statement. [6775]

Mr. Milburn

My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Health's letter to hon. Members inviting nominations for appointments to trust boards was an addition to the normal consultation processes, designed to widen the field of candidates to include more members of the local community. His letter of 26 June asked for nominations to reach him by 7 July, allowing seven working days in which to respond.