§ Mrs. Curtis-Thomas
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people are receiving dialysis treatment in(a) Crosby, (b) the North West of England and (c) England. 1129482]
§ Ms Rosie Winterton
The latest figures are from the 1998 Renal Survey commissioned by the Department of Health. This shows there were 13,405 patients in England receiving dialysis in 1998 of these 1,586 were being treated in the North West. Equivalent figures for the Crosby area are not available from this source.