HC Deb 13 November 1991 vol 198 c604W
Mr. Darling

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list the number of patients waiting for operations or procedures in respect of orthopaedic surgery as at 31 December and 30 June in each year since 1988 in respect of(a) Lothian health board and (b) Scotland.

Mr. Michael Forsyth

[holding answer 11 November 1991]: The information available is set out in the table:

Percentage point change Latest month
Spain -0.4 May
Portugal -0.5 May
Netherlands -0.9 July
1 OECD standardised rates are not available for Denmark and Luxembourg. Similar harmonised rates compiled by the Statistical Office of the European Communities (SOEC) are shown for these countries.


1. There are currently no comparable rates available for Greece.

2. There are no reliable figures available as yet for the unified Germany.

Source: OECD "Main Economic Indicators" and press releases.

EUROSTAT "Unemployment" bulletins.