§ Dr. Roger Thomas
asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many hospital beds in Wales are available to private patients from the National Health Service; and what percentage of the total of National Health Service beds this represents.
§ Mr. Wyn Roberts
48 beds, 2 of which are for emergency admissions only, have been authorised for use by private patients in NHS hospitals in Wales. The figure represents 0.2 per cent. of the total beds available.