§ Mr. Barry Jones
asked the Secretary of State for Wales what percentage of those services known as hotel services in the National Health Service in Wales were contracted out under the headings: laundry, domestic/ cleaning and catering, respectively, in each of the area health authorities in Wales for the years 1977–78 to 1982–83; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Wyn Roberts
The information requested is not held centrally. I refer the hon. Gentleman to the reply given to the hon. Member for Caerphilly (Mr. Davies) on 9 December at columns267–8. We have asked health authorities in Wales to submit by mid April timed programmes for implementing the requirements of the circular.