HC Deb 17 May 1994 vol 243 c422W
Mr. Blunkett

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what monitoring she has undertaken regarding schemes financed by the additional funds for the waiting list initiative announced on 17 February; and if she will place the data obtained in the Library.

Dr. Mawhinney

[holding answer 19 April 1994]: When the additional funding was allocated regional health authorities were asked to record the resulting activity. Initial returns show that at least 38,000 patients have benefited from earlier treatment as a result of the Government's initiative.