§ Mr. Michael
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will list all those hospitals in Wales which have(a) asked for information about the process and implications of transfer to trust status, (b) expressed interest in transferring to trust status and (c) communicated to him or his officials a wish or intention to seek approval for transfer to trust status.
§ Mr. Nicholas Bennett
The decision on whether to apply for self-governing status is a matter for individual health service units. To date, only Pembrokeshire has indicated its intention to apply to become a national health service trust. The potential development of trusts elsewhere in Wales will become known only when formal expressions of interest have been submitted.