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Volume 229: debated on Tuesday 27 July 1993

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To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many major trauma units are in operation in Wales; and what is the projected budget for trauma in 1994, 1995 and 1996.

I refer the hon. Lady to my answer to the hon. Member for Ynys Môn (Mr. Jones), on 26 January 1993, Official Report, column 671.Projected budgets for trauma are not available. Individual health authorities are funded on the basis of their resident populations and it is a matter for them to determine the level of funding needed to secure a comprehensive range of health services, including the treatment of trauma, for their residents.

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many (a) orthopaedic trauma operations and (b) trauma operations were performed in Wales in each year since 1990.

The information is not immediately available. I will write to the hon. Lady and place a copy of the reply in the Library of the House.