I have been asked to reply. No appointments have yet been made, but a number of suitable persons have been interviewed and provisional selections have already been made for all but two of the posts. The appointments will be made very shortly, and I hope that the reconstitution of the Regional Boards will be complete before the end of the present month. In the meantime, the existing Boards are continuing to function.
The selection of personel for these Boards is a very important matter. It is a matter to be dealt with after due consideration of a large number of possibilities, and I can assure the House there has been no avoidable delay.