HC Deb 16 November 1987 vol 122 cc441-2W
Mr. Janner

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services how many people are on his waiting lists and how long is the average length of time spent waiting for a routine non-urgent operation, in each of the teaching hospitals in London and in Leicester.

Mr. Newton

I regret that I cannot give the hon. and learned Member the information he seeks in precisely the form requested. The numbers of non-urgent surgical waiting list cases and waiting time for individual hospitals are not available centrally. The latest information available centrally at district health authority level is, however, included in the booklet "Hospital In-Patient Waiting List — England at 31 March 1987", copies of which have been placed in the Library.