§ Mr. Winnick
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the current waiting list in Walsall for ear, nose and throat treatment; and what steps are being taken to appoint and finance consultants in the borough to deal with such cases.
§ Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg
At 31 March 1982, the latest date for which figures are available, 1,070 patients were on the waiting list for ear, nose and throat treatment in the Walsall health district. The appointment and financing of consultants to treat such cases are matters for the West Midlands regional health authority.