§ Mr. Dobbin
To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many NHS walk-in centres have been introduced to date; 
(2) how many further NHS walk-in centres are planned. 
§ Ms Stuart
There are 36 walk-in centre pilots approved last year. Four have opened to date, with the remaining sites to open by December 2000. Walk-in centres will improve access to and convenience of services for patients.
No decisions have been made about the number of further walk-in centres which might be developed in the future.