§ 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 3 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.