§ Mrs. Curtis-Thomas
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many hip replacements were performed in(a) England, (b) South Sefton, (c) Southport and (d) Formby in each year since 2000. 
§ Mr. Hutton
The table shows the number of hip replacement operations carried out in each year since 2000 in the appropriate national health service trusts and the total number of hip replacement operations carried out in England. Southport and Formby are covered by the same NHS trust, so figures are not available separately.
Finished consultant episodes (FCEs) where a hip replacement operations was recorded as the main operation Total number of episodes Place Trust 2000–01 2001–02 South Sefton Aintree Hospitals NHS Trust 326 330 Southport/Formby Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust 325 374 England 70,258 72,241
Hospital Episode Statistics (HES), Department of Health.
2001–02 is the last year for which figures are currently available.