HC Deb 02 November 2000 vol 355 cc603-4W
Mr. Gale

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many bed days were lost through bed-blocking at(a) the

.Mr. Denham

[holding answer 1 November 2000)The information requested is shown in the table for the years 1989–90 to 1998–99.

Expenditure figures from 1979–80 to 1997–98 are not held in the format requested.

It is also not possible to provide expenditure figures for 1999–2000 as the general medical services discretionary element became part of the unified allocation to health authorities.

Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Hospital, Margate, (b) the William Harvey Hospital, Ashford and (c) the Kent and Canterbury Hospital during the past 26 weeks; and if he will make a statement. [136078]

Mr. Denham

The information is not available in the form requested. I refer the hon. Member to the East Kent Health Authority, which may have the information he requests.