§ 25. Mr. Teddy Taylor
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what is the current waiting time for hip replacement operations; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mrs. Virginia Bottomley
The latest information held centrally about waiting times by operation is for 1985 and is published in "1985 Hospital in-patient enquiry ma in tables for England series number MB4 No. 27", a copy of which is available in the Library. Information on waiting times in 1988–89 for specific types of operation is expected to be available shortly.