HC Deb 30 April 1984 vol 59 cc2-3
2. Sir Anthony Meyer

asked the Secretary of State for Wales what approaches he has received from Clwyd area health authority regarding the joint financing of a social service complex for the elderly at Colwyn bay; and what reply he has made.

Mr. Wyn Roberts

I announced last month Welsh Office allocations of over £1.1 million for jointly financed and NHS mental health developments in 1984–85. These will support schemes to benefit mentally ill, mentally handicapped and elderly people throughout Wales. The allocation of £180,000 to the Clwyd health authority included an offer of support for the community development for elderly people in Colwyn bay to which my hon. Friend referred.

Sir Anthony Meyer

I am grateful to my hon. Friend for that reply. Is he aware of the risk that the project might fall down because of the inability of the area health authority to match the contribution that is required? Will my hon. Friend use his good offices to ensure that the scheme comes to fruition?

Mr. Roberts

Of course, it is up to the health authority to match our offer in such a scheme. However, I understand that the health authority views the Colwyn bay project favourably.

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