§ Yvette Cooper
There were 82,139 inguinal hernia operations carried out in National Health Service hospitals in 1998–99.
§ Mr. Hutton
The Wakefield Health Authority completed a public consultation exercise on the future options for configuration of hospital services on 25 January 2000. The results of the consultation, and the Health Authority's proposals on the outcome of consultation were the subject of a public meeting on 25 February 2000.