HL Deb 25 June 1997 vol 580 c177WA
Lord Jenkin of Roding

asked Her Majesty's Government:

When the Secretary of State for Health expects to resume making appointments to health authorities and trusts to fill vacancies that have occurred in recent months.

The Minister of State, Department of Health (Baroness Jay of Paddington)

My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Health is introducing a range of measures to ensure that appointments to the boards of both National Health Service trusts and health authorities are more democratic and representative of the communities they serve. The new process will start in the very near future.