HC Deb 11 March 1997 vol 292 c172W
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. [19320]

Mr. Gwilyn Jones

The information requested is given in the following table:

Patients receiving in-patient or day case treatment for cataracts1
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.