§ Mr. Barry Jones
asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will indicate the estimated start and completion date of (a) the new Wrexam district general hospital and (b) the Mold and Buckley community hospital; if he will indicate their proposed costs and the amount of local labour planned for the construction period; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Wyn Roberts
Authorisation has been given for the invitation of tenders for the construction of the Wrexham district general hospital and work should commence about the autumn of next year. The construction period will be three years, and the cost approximately £13 million. It is not yet possible to say when work on the Mold community hospital will start, but the cost is estimated to be £1.5 million. Contractors will be expected to make full use of labour available locally.