§ Mr. Benton
To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will take steps to ensure the early appointment of a new chief executive at University Hospital Aintree, Aintree Hospitals NHS Trust. 
§ Mr. Denham
Unfortunately, this post had to be re-advertised because of a lack of suitable candidates. I am pleased to report a good response to the re-advertisement, from which a short list of suitable candidates will be drawn. It is expected that interviews will be held before the end of April. In the meantime, the trust's Medical Director is fulfilling the responsibilities of the post in an acting capacity.