§ 23. Mr. MacShane
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the selection and appointment system for posts in NHS trusts, authorities and boards; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Ms Stuart
Appointments to NHS boards are widely advertised in the national and local press, as well as in publications aimed at ethnic minority groups and people with a disability. All candidates are considered according to Nolan principles and guidance issued by the Commissioner for Public Appointments.