§ Mr. Simon Hughes
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many patients received hospital in-patient or day care for cataracts in each of the last five years. 
§ Mr. Gwilyn Jones
The information requested is given in the following table:
Patients receiving in-patient or day case treatment for cataracts1 Number 1991–92 7,739 1992–93 10,651 1993–94 10,367 1994–95 11,699 1995–962 12,722 1 Spells in hospital are counted separately, so an individual may be included in the figures more than once. 2 Provisional.