HC Deb 15 December 2003 vol 415 c760W
Mr. Lansley:

To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the appointment of Anna Walker as chief executive of the Commission for Healthcare Audit and Inspection was made by the NHS Appointments Commission. [141315]

Ms Rosie Winterton:

No. The National Health Service Appointments Commission is not responsible for the appointment of executives. The appointment was made by the shadow Commission for Healthcare Audit and Inspection, in anticipation of paragraph 5(1) of Schedule 6 of the Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Act 2003. As well as the shadow Chair and Commissioners, the selection panel included an independent panel member.