§ Mr. Wigley
asked the Secretary of State for Wales what advice was given by his Department to the old Caernarvon Executive Council and to the new area health authorities in Gwynedd concerning the remuneration of doctors providing casualty cover for peripheral hospitals in the area; and if he will make a statement relative to the difference in policy pursued in Anglesey and in Caernarvonshire in the past on this matter.
§ Mr. John Morris
None to the former Caernarvonshire Executive Council. The Gwynedd Area Health Authority has been told of the special arrangements it may make for the remuneration of doctors providing casualty services in peripheral hospitals in areas where there is a large number of summer visitors.
Because of a misunderstanding the now defunct Caernarvonshire Executive Council assumed that a small number of doctors providing casualty treatment in peripheral hospitals came under the same financial arrangements as if the patients concerned had been treated at the doctors' own surgeries. This was not done in the case of the Anglesey Executive Council.