HL Deb 12 May 2003 vol 648 cc17-8WA
Earl Howe asked Her Majesty's Government

How many National Health Service patients were awaiting (a) cardiac surgery, and (b) angiograms on the latest date for which figures are available. [HL2698]

Baroness Andrews

At the end of December 2002, a total of 6,028 patients were waiting for elective admission for heart surgery in England.

Data regarding patients waiting for angiograms is not currently held centrally.

Which organisations in the field of reproductive health they fund, how much they gave in each of the last five years for which figures are available; and whether they will indicate whether each takes (a) a pro-life position, or (b) a pro-abortion position on abortion-related issues. [HL2638]

Baroness Andrews: Department of Health funding for organisations active in the field of reproductive health is set out in the following table. Brook, the Family Planning Association and Education for Choice take a pro-choice position on abortion. The department is not aware of Fertility UK's position.