§ Mr. Battle
To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list the membership of the 14 regional health authorities and details of the members' role, as under part I of schedule 5 to the National Health Service Act 1977.
§ Mrs. Virginia Bottomley
Details of the membership of regional health authorities have been placed in the Library.
Members of regional health authorities are appointed by my right hon. and learned Friend the Secretary of State to help him discharge his duties to promote a comprehensive health service. Broadly, the role of members is to guide the work of their authority's chief officers, and help them to determine regional policies within the constraints of national policies and priorities.