HC Deb 20 July 1987 vol 120 c65W
Mr. Galbraith

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will publish a table showing the total average waiting time for National Health Service in-patient treatment in each surgical specialty in each hospital in England and Wales.

Mr. Newton

I am sorry, I cannot give the hon. Member the information he seeks. The sample numbers held centrally are too small for reliable estimates to be made of average waiting time for admission to individual hospitals.