HL Deb 17 June 2002 vol 636 c65WA
Baroness Noakes

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they agree with the statement of the National Health Service Appointments Commissioner reported in the Health Service Journal on 30 May that the core responsibilities of non-executive directors in the National Health Service are to support the executive team and to deliver the Government's new agenda. [HL4661]

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath

Non-executive board members work alongside executive directors on corporate boards. Successive governments have emphasised the need for boards to observe the Secretary of State for Health's policies and priorities and to ensure that government targets are met.