§ Mr. Moore
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will place in the Library figures by(a) health board area, (b) region and (c) Scotland, for the number of operations cancelled on the day of, or the day after, admission to a hospital, and the numbers of those patients not readmitted within a month, by quarter for the last two years. 
§ Mr. Galbraith
[holding answer 5 March 1999]: Information on cancellations of hospital admissions at the level of detail requested is not held centrally. Details of cancellations of planned admissions for in-patient and day case treatment for each Health Board in Scotland for the period requested is provided in the table. Information on cancellations of hospital planned admissions is published annually in the NHS in Scotland Annual Report, copies of which have been placed in the Library.