HC Deb 30 January 1997 vol 289 c343W
Mr. Chris Smith

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will publish the fortnightly figures for the managing winter pressures reports since November 1996(a) by health authority and (b) by region. [13247]

Mr. Horam

These reports are produced informally to reflect rapidly changing conditions as experienced in regions. They are for internal discussion and advice only and are not intended to replace the statistically valid data which the national health service executive publishes every quarter. These give a reliable indication of the performance of the NHS.