§ Mr. Robin Cook
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to repeat the waiting list initiative; and if he will make a statement about the previous initiative.
§ Mrs. Virginia Bottomley
[pursuant to her reply, 30 March 1990, c. 370]: I understand that there was a misprint in the hon. Member's question as it first appeared on the Order Paper which rendered the reply inappropriate. A revised reply is as follows.
The waiting list initiative is being continued in 1990–91. I refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave my hon. Friend the Member for Birmingham, Northfield (Mr. King) on 18 January 1990 at columns 403-04. No decisions have yet been taken about whether to continue the initiative into 1991–92 and beyond.