HC Deb 02 November 1970 vol 805 c651
33. Mr. Gower

asked the Secretary of State for Wales what plans he now has for retaining within the hospital service in Wales the work carried on in many smaller hospitals in the Principality.

Mr. Gibson-Watt

The Welsh Hospital Board is responsible for the planning of the hospital services in Wales, and in considering its proposals my right hon. and learned Friend naturally has regard to the considerations mentioned by my hon. Friend.

Mr. Gower

Is my hon. Friend aware that there is a feeling in some parts of the board's area that far too little account is taken of the views of general practitioners? I hope that this can be remedied.

Mr. Gibson-Watt

I can assure my hon. Friend that the value of the views of the general practitioners is always taken into consideration.