§ Mr. Haynes
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) what is the average waiting time for hearing aid services at the hearing aid center, Nottingham, and at Kings Mill hospital, Sutton in Ashfield, respectively;
(2) whether he intends taking any action to reduce the waiting time for hearing aid services at Kings Mill hospital, Sutton in Ashfield.
§ Mr. Rossi:
Information about waiting times at hearing aid centers is not held centrally. I understand, however, 327W that the Nottinghamshire area health authority (teaching) is concerned about the length of waiting times for hearing aid services at the Nottingham and Sutton in Ashfield centers and is taking steps to reduce them. The hon. Member may wish to contact the AHA(T) direct for information about the waiting times at these centers and for details of the steps being taken by the AHA(T).