§ 22. Lady Olga Maitland
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what further improvements in waiting times the Government intend to make under the patients charter.
§ Mr. Sackville
On 12 May 1992, my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State, announced our intention to follow up the successful introduction of the two year guarantee with a new and additional guarantee that, from 1 April 1993, no-one should have to wait more than 18 months for a hip or knee joint replacement, or a cataract operation.