HC Deb 18 March 1997 vol 292 cc581-2W
Mr. Spearing

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list those responsible for the duties formerly carried out by municipal authority medical officers of health; for which geographical areas each is responsible; who appoints such people; what are their usual minimum qualifications; to whom they are accountable; what statutory provisions relating to the former duties of these medical officers(a) apply and (b) do not apply to these persons; and what subsequent legislation governs their activities. [20012]

Mr. Horam

The Local Government Act 1972 provides for the appointment by the local authority of'Such officers as they think necessary' such for the proper discharge of their functions and obligations. Each local authority may appoint "proper officers" (defined in s270 of the 1972 Act) for particular purposes.