§ Mr. Cummings
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients are awaiting radiotherapy treatment in the Sunderland, Hartlepool and Durham area health authorities; how many were on the lists for treatment in each year since 1986; and what is the average waiting time for treatment in each of these years.
§ Mrs. Virginia Bottomley
There have been no in-patients waiting for radiotherapy treatment at hospitals in these three districts since 1986. Figures on patients waiting for out-patient treatments are not held centrally.