HC Deb 04 April 2001 vol 366 c227W
14. Mr. Rowe

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what recent discussions he has had with the First Secretary with regard to the progress of the Government's policy on reducing hospital waiting lists. [155505]

Mr. Hanson

My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State and I meet regularly with the National Assembly First Secretary and the Assembly Health Minister to discuss the NHS in Wales.

Like the Government, the National Assembly is making the reduction of waiting lists a priority but it is for them to decide how they go about it. Significant funding has been allocated for this purpose and last year the Assembly Health Secretary set targets for health authorities to meet.