§ Mr. Heddle
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will publish a list on a district by district basis of the number of patients awaiting hip replacement operations in the West Midlands regional health authority for (a) one year, (b) two years, (c) three years, (d) four years and (e) five or more years.
§ Mr. John Patten
Waiting list information is available centrally by the specialty of treatment and not by operation. My hon. Friend may wish to write to the chairman of the West Midlands regional health authority, who may be able to let him have the required information.