NHS Trusts: Appointments

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:23 pm on 16th March 2000.

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Photo of Lord Hunt of Kings Heath Lord Hunt of Kings Heath Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department of Health, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health) 3:23 pm, 16th March 2000

My Lords, I am unable to comment on the report of the Commissioner for Public Appointments before it has been published. However, I can tell the House that we have adopted a vigorous approach to the appointment of non-executive directors and chairs of NHS bodies. These are very important positions which must be filled by the best quality people, and we believe that the procedures that we have adopted enable us to do that.