§ Mr. Meacher
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) in the last year for which information is available, how many persons in each district health authority area had to wait for more than a year for a hip replacement operation; and what percentage is each of these numbers of the total waiting for this operation in that area;
(2) how many persons are currently waiting for coronary bypass, bone marrow, cataract and hip replacement operations in each district health authority area; and what percentage in each case have been waiting for more than a year.120W
§ Mr. Newton
I am sorry I cannot give the hon. Member the information he seeks. Waiting list information is available centrally by the specialty of treatment and not by operation.