HC Deb 20 January 1986 vol 90 cc11-2
12. Mr. Allan Rogers

asked the Secretary of State for Wales what recent representation he has had about hospital provision in Mid Glamorgan; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Mark Robinson

The most recent representations that I have received relate to the Mid Glamorgan health authority's rationalisation proposals. These have not yet been finalised, but if they involve any permanent closures they are subject to consultation procedures and submission to my right hon. Friend. I cannot therefore comment on them at this stage.

Mr. Rogers

Will the Minister accept that outside all the rationalisation proposals and the fiddling of figures and formulae and so on, there is an enormous need in the south Wales valleys for investment in new hospitals, rather than that existing ones should be closed?

Mr. Robinson

The hon. Gentleman is obviously not aware that we have in fact been building new hospitals.

Mr. Rogers