§ 18. Mr. Wigley
asked the Secretary of State for Wales what discussions, following the publication of the recent Health Advisory Service report, his Department has had with the Gwynedd health authority concerning the improvement of psychiatric services in the county; and whether he is taking any direct steps to ensure an improvement in these services in Gwynedd.
§ Mr. Mark Robinson
My right hon. Friend is anxious that there should be speedy action to remedy the deficiencies in services for the mentally ill in Gwynedd highlighted in the recent HAS report. A team of senior Welsh Office officials met officials of the health and social services authorities in north Wales on 28 November to review their progress in responding to the report. There will be further meetings to monitor the situation and to discuss proposals for developing services for mentally ill people in the county.