§ Mr. Burstow
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the number of(a) emergency readmissions and (b) delayed discharges as the result of osteoporotic hip fractures in the last 12 months. 
§ Jacqui Smith
Information on emergency re-admissions is available in "NHS Performance Indicators: Acute NHS Hospital Trusts" and "NHS Performance Indicators: Health Authorities" which has been placed in the Library. The re-admissions data includes that for patients who received treatment in hospital for a fractured hip, but not specifically relating to osteoporosis.