§ Mr. Nicholas Brown
To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many dedicated private wards have opened in NHS hospital trusts in the past year; 
(2) how many dedicated private wards there are in NHS hospital trusts. 
§ Mr. Sackville
This information is not collected centrally. Some relevant information is published annually in Laing's review of private health care, copies of which are available in the Library.