HC Deb 17 July 2003 vol 409 c651W
Mr. Wiggin

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the standard waiting period is before being able to use NHS funds to seek medical treatment abroad. [123603]

Mr. Hutton

The time a patient waits for treatment under the national health service, whether provided at home or abroad, depends on number of factors including their clinical need and local circumstances. Policy on waiting times in England is set out in the NHS Plan.