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Nhs (Cynon And Merthyr Valleys)

Volume 300: debated on Wednesday 5 November 1997

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To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will make a statement on the Government's plans for the NHS in the Cynon and Merthyr valleys. [12395]

It is the responsibility of Bro Taf Health Authority to assess the health needs of people in these areas, and to plan and prioritise health care services within the resources they have available. They should do this in consultation with service providers, local authorities, the Community Health Councils and other interested parties. However, I am continuing to take a close interest in health care provision in these valleys.