§ 7. Mr. Abse
asked the Minister of Health what is the total establishment for almoners in Wales; how many vacancies exist; whether he is aware that financial difficulties prevent the Glantawe Hospital Management Committee appointing an available professionally trained almoner to a vacancy; and whether he will now make available funds to enable the appointment to be made in Swansea.
§ Mr. Braine
There is no recognised establishment; most hospital authorities wish to recruit more almoners; the answer to the third and fourth parts of the Question is "No, Sir".