§ Mr. Elystan Morgan
asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he is satisfied with the progress made in establishing health centres in Wales; and what proposals he has for speeding up this development.
§ Mr. Peter Thomas
I would refer the hon. Member to my replies to his Questions on 29th June and 22nd November 1972. There are now 43 centres in operation in Wales: 30 are at final approval or advanced planning stage. Nineteen further schemes are under consideration by my Department. While I should like to see more health centres built, I think that the local authorities in Wales are, with my encouragement, making good progress.