§ Mr. Burns
To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many people have been waiting(a) less than one month, (b) over one month and less than two months, (c) over two months and less than three months, (d) over three months and less than four months and (e) over four months for an assessment for free nursing care; 
(2) how many people are awaiting an assessment for free nursing care and what proportion that represents of people who require an assessment for free nursing care. 
§ Jacqui Smith
[holding answers 13 February 2003]: The Department does not collect this information centrally.