§ Mr. Redmond
To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many people were(a) considered for appointment as chairman of the Doncaster royal infirmary and Montagn Hospital NHS trust and (b) shortlisted; and who selected (i) the shortlist and (ii) the chairman;
(2) on whose advice she decided not to reappoint Mr. Graham Smith as chairman of Doncaster health authority.
§ Mr. Malone
Recommendations to Ministers for the chairmanships of health authorities and national health service trusts are made by chairmen of regional health authorities. Ministers are responsible for making the final decision. The then Minister of Health, my right hon. Friend the Member for Peterborough (Dr. Mawhinney), appointed Mr. Keith Jones as chairman of Doncaster district health authority. I made the decision to appoint Mr. Raymond Tonkinson as chairman of the Doncaster Royal Infirmary and Montagu Hospital NHS trust. Details of unsuccessful candidates are confidential.