§ Mr. Wigley
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how much funding is currently allocated in each health authority area in Wales towards the provision of services for the detection of inherited metabolic disease; and if he will make it his policy to ensure adequate funding is granted to existing schemes for a two-year period to allow for successor arrangements to be fully evaluated.
§ Mr. Gwilym Jones
Screening for inherited metabolic disease is undertaken for health authorities, by the medical genetics centre at the University hospital of Wales and through the supra-regional assay service. Funding has been devolved to the district authorities and details of specific costs are not held centrally.