The Welsh Hospital Board does not allocate capital funds on a county basis, and I regret that details of capital expenditure by individual counties in Wales in the past five years are not readily available.
Is it possible for the Minister to give figures which can give some guidance in this matter, since there is a widespread feeling in Mid-Wales that we are suffering disproportionately inasmuch as very little capital expenditure is taking place and we have a lack of suitable hospital services on that account?
I am aware that the hon. and learned Gentleman and others believe that to be so. In a speech I made two weekends ago, I sought to dispel any such impression. If the hon. and learned Gentleman has a question to raise about particular hospitals, I shall look into the expenditure on them if he will get in touch with me.