HC Deb 23 July 1979 vol 971 cc82-3W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will take action to reduce the growing waiting list for operations under the main surgical specialties at each of the hospitals in Newham health authority.

Sir George Young

No. The City and East London area health authority—teaching—is responsible for service in the Newham health district. It is for that authority to determine what action to reduce waiting lists is practicable and what priority such action should be given within the resources allocated to the authority.