§ Dr. Kim Howells
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will give the approximate average lead-in time, from formal submission of planning application to commissioning, of district general hospitals constructed in Wales since 1975.
§ Mr. Grist
This information is not readily available for all district general hospitals completed in Wales since 1975 but the average lead-in time from submission of a planning application to commissioning has been seven years 10 months for the three most recently built hospitals for which the information is available.