§ Sir G. Sinclair
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the average waiting time for a vasectomy operation under the National Health Service in Dorking; and what it is for this operation for private patients.
§ Mr. Alison
Dorking patients may be referred to a number of hospitals in the area. An average waiting time for National Health Service patients is not readily available but waiting times vary very considerably between different hospitals and clinics. Waiting time for private patients depends on individual arrangements made between the patient and the surgeon.