§ Mr. Strang
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many maternity units have been closed since 1979, or are planned to close, in each health authority area in Wales.
§ Mr. Grist
Since January 1979 a total of 14 maternity units have closed and four have opened in Wales. The breakdown by health authority is as follows:—
Maternity Units Closed Opened Clwyd 5 1 East Dyfed 2 — Gwent — — Gwynedd 1 — Mid Glamorgan 2 2 Pembrokeshire 2 1 Powys — — South Glamorgan — — West Glamorgan 2 —
Closure proposals have been submitted to my right hon. Friend for decision in respect of St. David's hospital, Bangor, Gwynedd, and the unit at County hospital, Griffithstown, in Gwent.