§ Mr. Jenkin
To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on the number of treatment episodes per thousand of population in(a) London and (b) the rest of the United Kingdom. 
§ Ms Jowell
The information is set out in the table.
Number of finished consultant episodes (FCEs) and the number per 1,000 population for health authorities in London and total for England for the financial year 1996/97 Population (000s) Total FCEs FCEs per 1,000 population London 7,074.2 1,404,553 199 England 49,089.0 10,636,721 217
1. Population—ONS mid 1996 estimates
2. Finished Consultant Episodes—NHS Executive Outturn Activity Data 1996/97778W
Questions relating to other parts of the United Kingdom are for my right hon. Friends the Secretaries of State for Scotland, for Wales and for Northern Ireland.