HC Deb 20 December 1989 vol 164 cc317-8W
Mr. Barry Jones

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales when he proposes to make a statement concerning his inquiry into the Clwyd salmonella outbreak; if he will publish his inquiry; if he will meet the Clwyd health authority to discuss his findings; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Grist

As I announced in my reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Delyn (Mr. Raffan) on 6 November at col.669 the Department is undertaking an internal review to establish any lessons that could be

Estimates of adult population (thousands)
Authority Registrar General's estimate 30 June 1988 Based on Community Charge Register 1 December 1989 Percentage difference
Alyn and Deeside 54.8 56.3 3
Colwyn 43.2 44.9 4
Delyn 49.5 51.4 4
Glyndwr 32.2 33.2 3
Rhuddlan 44.3 45.0 2
Wrexham Maelor 88.5 92.3 4
Carmarthen 43.6 44.2 1
Ceredigion 52.2 51.5 -1

learned for the future. Any such lessons will be conveyed to the authorities concerned and, if appropriate, will be made available more widely.

The review is now under way and will be concluded as soon as is consistent with completing the task properly.

The question of a meeting with Clwyd health authority and the other statutory authorities who were involved in the handling of this outbreak can be considered when the review has been concluded.