§ Mr. Milburn
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many emergency hospital admissions there were by region in each of the last five years.
§ Mr. Richards
Latest estimates by district health authority area, are given in the following table:
Glamorgan health authority and the chairman of the Wrexham Maelor hospital trust with respect to the defective packaging and containment of the body transported to the University hospital of Wales from Wrexham; if he will set up an inquiry; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Redwood
This is currently a matter for the Wrexham Maelor NHS trust. The trust has already announced that a formal inquiry into the circumstances of this case has begun. Representatives of South Glamorgan health authority and the University hospital of Wales will be invited to participate. The trust has apologised to the family and made it clear that it will conduct the inquiry and handle its conclusions with the family's welfare uppermost in its mind. I am asking to see the report of the inquiry to consider whether there are any policy implications.