§ Mr. Burns
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many beds in(a) Greater London and (b) Essex were occupied by delayed discharge patients (i) at the latest available date and (ii) in each of the last four quarters. 
§ Mr. Lammy
Information on delayed discharges is collected centrally and is placed in the Library.
Before 1 April 2002 data were collected at the old health authority level. Health authorities were disbanded on 1 April 2002 and replaced with primary care trusts.
Health authority level data up to and including Q4 2001–02 (March 2002) are available.
For Quarter 1 2002–03 (up until the end of June 2002) primary care trust level data are available.