§ Mr. Wigley
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what information he has on the number of patients treated within hospitals in Wales for organophosphate poisoning by health authority area in each year since 1987.
§ Mr. Gwilym Jones
Based on information supplied by hospitals, the number of discharges and deaths of people treated as in-patients or day cases in NHS hospitals in Wales for toxic effects of organophosphate and carbamate for the years requested is given as follows:
Discharges and deaths of in-patients and day cases treated for toxic effect of organophosphate and carbamate1 Health Authority of residence 1987 1988 1989 1990 Clwyd 2 1 — — Gwent 2 — — 1 Mid Glamorgan — — — 1 South Glamorgan 1 — — 1 West Glamorgan 2 1 — — 1 Figures may understate the true position in that not all hospitals supply complete medical details on patient discharges and deaths.