HC Deb 14 October 2002 vol 390 c485W
Mr. Challen

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people in Morley and Rothwell constituency have used NHS Direct; and what the constituency average in England is. [66806]

Jacqui Smith

NHS Direct West Yorkshire covers 22 constituencies and has handled 488,000 calls since January 2001. During this period, NHS Direct West Yorkshire handled around four thousand calls from people in the Morley and Rothwell constituency.

Throughout England, people living in 534 constituencies have access to NHS Direct services. Since January 2001, NHS Direct has handled over eight million calls from people living in England. The constituency average in England is around 15,000 calls per constituency.