§ Dr. Murrison
To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on trends in waiting times for(a) orthopaedic out-patients appointments and (b) orthopaedic operations at the Royal United hospital, Bath in the last 12 months. 
§ Ms Blears
Action to verify data supplied by the trust in relation to waiting times is still under way.
There is so far no indication that waiting times for orthopaedic appointments or procedures have been adversely affected by the discovery of the manipulation of the in-patient treatment waiting lists at the trust.