§ Mr. Kidney
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance he will give to the NHS Appointments Commission to ensure that suitable nominations are received from the voluntary sector. 
§ Jacqui Smith
Experience in the voluntary sector is valued on National Health Service boards and we remain keen to encourage people with such expertise to apply.
I understand that the NHS Appointments Commission will be routinely writing to appropriate councils for voluntary service with copies of its recruitment advertisements and asking them to draw these to the attention of their member organisations.