I understand that the Deputy is referring to the post of the regional chief executive of the ERHA. The approved remuneration level for the post — currently €141,412 with effect from 1 January 2004 — was recommended in report No. 38 of the review body on higher remuneration in the public sector which was published in September 2000. The Deputy may wish to note that under section 12(1) of the Health (Eastern Regional Health Authority) Act 1999, the regional chief executive is appointed by the Eastern Regional Health Authority pursuant to a recommendation of the Local Appointments Commissioners. Hence, the other issues raised by the Deputy in her question do not arise in this case.