§ Mr. Rowlands
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what estimate is available to his Department of the number of secondary school places required in Mid-Glamorgan in each school year between now and 2000; and what is the existing number of places.
§ Sir Wyn Roberts
I currently have no forward estimates of the number of secondary school places required by local authorities. However, the Education Bill includes proposals which would require local authorities and the Schools Funding Council to review school provision annually and to report the results to my right hon. Friend.
My current estimate of the number of places in maintained secondary schools in Mid Glamorgan is 43,308.
§ Mr. Richards
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many known Alzheimer sufferers live in Wales.
§ Mr. Gwilym Jones
Alzheimer's disease is often indistinguishable during life from other forms of dementia. The estimated number of dementia sufferers in Wales is 29,000.