§ 10. Mr. Michael Roberts
asked the Secretary of State for Wales what representations he has received concerning rehabilitation services in South Wales.
§ Mr. Barry Jones
None recently. I have, however, invited and received comments from interested organisations on the recommendations of the Working Party on Rehabilitation Services in Industrial South Wales.
§ Mr. Roberts
Does the Minister agree that if the artificial limbs and appliances centre at Cardiff were resited at Rookwood Hospital it would be able to play a great part in such important future developments as biochemical engineering?
§ Mr. Jones
This is a very important subject and I am glad that the hon. Gentleman has raised it. I have taken note of the working party's recommendation that a new ALAC should be built 17 at Rookwood Hospital. This is under consideration as part of the review of the National Health Service capital programme for Wales as a whole which will be carried out over the coming months. At present I can mention no starting time and no figure.