HC Deb 04 December 1986 vol 106 c738W
Dr. Roger Thomas

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services to what extent the appointment of additional consultants will be one of the special efforts to reduce hospital waiting lists, for which extra money was announced in the Chancellor's "Autumn Statement."

Mr. Newton

It will be for each regional health authority to decide what bids it wishes to make against the waiting list fund to make a significant impact on their waiting list or waiting time problem. It has already been made clear that the money will be carefully targeted and could be used, for instance, on extra staff, supplies or equipment.