§ Mrs. Calton
To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will provide the latest delayed discharge percentages by local authority within the star rating system. 
§ Jacqui Smith
There is no direct numerical relationship between the local authority star ratings and the figures for delayed discharge. The evidence upon which the ratings are based includes a wide range of information from inspections, joint reviews and monitoring, as well as the performance indicator data. Judgments that lead to the ratings are made against a set of standards, taking all this information into account. Information from Quarter 4 of 2001–02 on the numbers and percentage of delayed discharges at national and regional level, together with the reasons for delay, has been placed in the Library.