HC Deb 28 July 1978 vol 954 cc953-4W
Mr. Kinnock

asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he is satisfied that all appropriate procedures have been followed by the South Glamorgan area health authority in the matter of the inquiry into the treatment of Mr. Alun Truman of 8 Pleasant View, Maesycwmmer, Hengoed, Mid-Glamorgan who has been the subject of correspondence between himself and the hon. Member for Bedweilty.

Mr. Barry Jones

I am satisfied that the health authority has correctly followed all appropriate procedures in dealing with Mr. Alun Truman's complaints. When these complaints were first notified to the authority it convened a complaints panel which met in November 1977. The panel considered that Mr. Truman had been unable to adduce sufficient evidence to substantiate his complaints. After consultation with the Welsh Office, the authority then convened a members panel in May 1978 to consider a written statement from Mr. Truman. This panel gave Mr. Truman the opportunity he had requested to produce witnesses who could support his complaints, but I understand that he failed to do so. The panel concluded there was no substance in the complaints. The authority considers that it has given Mr. Truman every reasonable opportunity to present his case, and I believe it has.

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