HC Deb 19 April 2000 vol 348 c529W
13. Mr. Robathan

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what recent discussions he has had with the First Secretary on NHS waiting lists in Wales. [118447]

Mr. Hanson

My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State and I meet regularly with the National Assembly First Secretary and the Assembly Health Secretary to discuss health issues. The subject of waiting lists is often a part of our discussions. It was also discussed at the first meeting of the Joint Ministerial Committee for Health held recently in Cardiff. The National Assembly has invested over £37 million to reduce waiting lists in Wales.