§ Mr. Roderick
asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many community health councils are now proposed for the county of Powys.
§ Mr. Peter Thomas
My proposals in this matter will need to take into account the wishes of the local communities and the need for each community health council to be able to relate effectively to the management of the health service for its locality. Given the necessary legislative authority I intend to consult the local authorities and other interests concerned in Powys. I shall also consult the shadow Powys area health authority as to its proposed management arrangements.