HC Deb 15 October 1991 vol 196 cc139-40W
Mr. Morgan

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales (1) what discussions he has had with the head of the Institute of Irrigation Studies at the university of Southampton, concerning the outcome of his meeting on the Minister's behalf with Hydroctechnica Ltd., Dr. John Miles of the civil engineering department of University college Cardiff and Cardiff Residents against the Barrage at the Welsh Office, Cathays Park, on 26 June;

(2) what discussions he has had with his groundwater consultant regarding studies into the upper or perched water tables adjoining the River Taff in the context of the proposed Cardiff bay barrage.

Mr. David Hunt

None, but my officials are in regular contact with Mr. Roy Stoner, whom I have appointed as my expert adviser on groundwater. He has confirmed that the Hydrotechnica groundwater studies form a valid basis for public consultation. The documents were published on 25 September. At the end of the three-month public

Number of places in local authority, private and voluntary residential homes for elderly, younger physically handicapped and blind, mentally ill, mentally handicapped, alcohol and drug dependency by county.
11986 1987 1988 1989 1990
Clwyd 4,017 4,083 4,199 4,267 4,390
Dyfed 2,035 2,136 2,254 2,419 2,508
Gwent 1,621 1,660 1,837 1,827 1,762
Gwynedd 1,855 2,000 2,206 2,349 2,399
Powys 749 806 839 879 922
Mid Glamorgan 2,094 2,130 2,303 2,384 2,454
South Glamorgan 2,375 2,463 2,559 2,635 2,620
West Glamorgan 1,507 1,568 1,639 1,688 1,619
1 In 1986, data for alcohol and drug dependency was not collected and is therefore not included.
Number of places for adults in ordinary houses in the community under All Wales Mental Handicap Strategy.
1986 1987 1988 1989 1990
Clwyd Data not available 81 105 135
Dyfed Data not available 93 110 152
Gwent Data not available 91 102 98
Gwynedd Data not available 40 32 97
Mid Glamorgan Data not available 166 159 166
Powys Data not available 10 40 34
South Glamorgan Data not available 72 121 174
West Glamorgan Data not available 61 100 130

I congratulate Welsh social services departments and their partners in planning and development on the progress they have made particularly in providing places in ordinary houses in the community.

Mr. Michael

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what additional funds have been made available to health authorities specifically to provide care in the community for the financial year 1990–91.

Mr. Nicholas Bennett

In 1989–90, provisional revenue funding to health authorities in Wales totalled £865 million. In 1990–91 provisional revenue funding totalled £945 million, an increase of 8.4 per cent. over 1989–90. Discretionary capital allocations to authorities in 1989–90 totalled £38.95 million, and in 1990–91 totalled £44.52 million, an increase of over 12 per cent. It is not possible to disaggregate that proportion of the total provision for hospital and community health services which is devoted to community care.

consultation period Mr. Stoner will be providing further detailed advice on the Hydrotechnica report and on the representations received from interested parties.

Representatives from Hydrotechnica Ltd. were not present at the meeting on 26 June.

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