§ Mr. Rowlands
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many disciplinary hearings have been heard under existing disciplinary procedures for hospital and community medical and dental staff; what has been the average length of time taken to hear and resolve each case; and how many such cases were discontinued in each of the last 10 years. 
§ Mr. Denham
The information requested is not available centrally. Disciplinary action is the responsibility of local National Health Service employers.