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Livestock Auctions

Volume 222: debated on Thursday 2 April 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what is the turnover in terms of value, of livestock auctions for each county in Wales; and how many auctions account for that value in each county.

I do not have this information. However, the Livestock Auctioneers' Market Committee for England and Wales calculates information on throughput by county and these are shown in the following table: (3) how many NHS funded psychogeriatric continuing care beds were available in 1980, 1985 and 1990 in each health authority.

The available information does not distinguish between continuing care, acute and assessment beds, but the average numbers of daily available psychogeriatric beds for the years specified and for the latest available year were as follows:





East Dyfed34·0165·0137·2
Mid Glamorgan26·556·0521·3449·8
South Glamorgan229·4229·0
West Glamorgan38·9181·5235·8

The apparent large increase in beds between 1980 and 1990–91 is principally due to a reclassification of mental illness beds following the recognition of psychogeriatrics as a separate specialty by the royal colleges in 1989.

Information on the numbers of such beds funded by the NHS in Wales in the independent sector is not held centrally.