HC Deb 16 March 1992 vol 205 cc906-8W
Mr. Robin Cook

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will estimate for every health authority and trust in Wales the amount required to bring the national health service estate to a condition B, exhibiting only minor deterioration.

Mr. Nicholas Bennett

District health authorities in Wales are required to review the cost of backlog maintenance annually and for 1990–91, they estimated that it would cost £186.3 million to bring the whole of the NHS estate in Wales to a standard where it is exhibiting only minor deterioration. There were no trusts in Wales at that time. This sum may be broken down by district health authority as shown in the table:

DHA £ million
Clwyd 20.3
East Dyfed 17.9
Gwent 18.7
Gwynedd 11.4
Mid Glamorgan 22.1

DHA £ million
Pembrokeshire 0.9
Powys 3.5
South Glamorgan 82.0
West Glamorgan 9.5