§ Mr. Nicholas Winterton
To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will give a breakdown by specialty of the numbers of patients and the period for which they were waiting for surgery in each district health authority in England and Wales at the latest date for which figures are available.
§ Mr. Malone
The available information on waiting lists and times by specialty at each national health service trust and district health authority in England is given in "Hospital Waiting List Statistics: England", copies of which are available in the Library. Information relating to Wales is a matter for my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Wales.