§ 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 12 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.