§ Mr. Alex Carlile
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will make a statement regarding the future of the acute unit of Llandudno general hospital.
§ Mr. Gwilym Jones
Llandudno general hospital is an integral part of the Gwynedd acute health unit which has applied for NHS trust status from April 1994. The application explicitly notes a commitment to maintaining and developing the services provided at Llandudno general hospital. My right hon. Friend expects to announce his decision on the application very shortly.