§ Mr. Denzil Davies
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what is the estimated total cost to his Department of the Government's proposed publicity campaign in respect of their National Health Service reforms.
§ Mr. Grist
We are preparing a bilingual booklet for circulation in Wales which will explain the main changes taking place in the National Health Service in the Principality. The total cost of preparing and distributing the booklet has yet to be finalised, but we expect the unit cost to be broadly similar to that of the booklet being distributed in England.
§ Mr. Michael
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will list those responsibilities which will no longer be exercised by district health authorities in Wales(a) following the passing of the National Health Service and Community Care Act and (b) following the implementation of the Government's plans for reform of the national health service.
§ Mr. Grist
Under our programme of reforms, DHAs will be responsible for securing quality health services for their resident populations. In certain areas of activity this purchasing role will be undertaken by any GP fundholding practices that are set up.
To the extent that NHS trusts are established and DHAs contract with other agencies for the provision of care, health authorities will not be responsible for the direct delivery of services. They will, however, continue to be responsible for the purchase of quality care under contract.
Current expenditure on schools 1989–89 £'s per pupil Nursery/primary Secondary Special Clwyd 1,041 1,734 9,449 Dyfed 1,151 1,658 12,864 Gwent 1,123 1,821 11,264 Gwynedd 1,115 1,661 6,818 Mid Glamorgan 1,159 1,686 8,911 Powys 1,409 1,885 11,734 South Glamorgan 1,021 1,520 6,264 West Glamorgan 1,174 1,991 11,071 Total Wales 1,126 1,730 9,190