HC Deb 10 April 2002 vol 383 cc429-30W
Mr. Burns

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many and what proportion of patients were seen by a doctor or consultant within one hour of their arrival at accident and emergency in(a)each of the last six years and (b)2002 to the latest available date. [46728]

Ms Blears

This information requested is not collected centrally.

Tim Loughton

To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he will publish the latest quarter figures for accident and emergency waiting times. [47546]

Ms Blears

The number of patients admitted through accident and emergency departments for quarter 4 will be released in the "Quarterly Review", which will be pre-announced shortly. The information is collected on the form "Your guide to the NHS". Latest published figures are for quarter 3 and this is available on the Department's website www.doh.gov.uk/hospitalactivity.

Dr. Evan Harris

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average accident and emergency department waiting times were(a)in England, (b)in each region and (c)in each NHS trust in the last year; and if he will make a statement. [44056]

Ms Blears

The average waiting time in accident and emergency units is not collected centrally.