§ Mr. Collins
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what targets he has set for the maximum possible waiting time for operations to deal with life-threatening cardiac conditions. 
§ Mr. Denham
We have set no new targets for maximum waiting times for operations to deal with life-threatening cardiac conditions. However, an external reference group is currently working with the Department of Health to develop a national service framework covering all aspects of National Health Service care for people with coronary heart disease.