§ Mr. Doran
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services what was the waiting list for operations in National Health Service hospitals as at June 1979 and June 1987 in each of the following constituencies:(a) Amber Valley, (b) Mid Worcestershire, (c) West Lancashire, (d) Staffordshire Moorlands, (e) Hendon South, (f) Darlington and (g) Fylde.
Number of cases on in-patient waiting list—Surgical specialties 1979 1987 District Health Authority Constituency March September March September1 South Derbyshire Amber Valley 5,424 4,422 4,937 4,751 Worcester Mid Worcestershire 2,000 2,378 3,457 3,320 West Lancashire West Lancashire 2,509 2,335 2,447 2,142 North Staffordshire Staffordshire Moorlands 10,295 10,303 8,883 8,633 Barnet Hendon South 3,922 3,395 3,418 2,608 Darlington Darlington 2,651 1,797 2,397 2,874 Blackpool, Wyre, Fylde Fylde 4,635 4,278 4,327 3,686 1 On a comparable basis with figures prior to September 1987.
Department's review of prescribing publications funded partly or wholly by his Department; and when he expects to announce the result of this review.
§ Mr. Newton
We are discussing the review with interested organisations and expect to complete it early next year.