HC Deb 18 April 1990 vol 170 c876W
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.

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