§ Mr. Hunter
To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether any progress is being made as a result of the waiting list fund.
§ Mrs. Virginia Bottomley
The £119 million made available through the waiting list fund over four years has enabled thousands of additional patients to be treated from the waiting lists. Particularly impressive reductions have been made in the Mersey region, which has reduced the number of patients waiting over a year by a quarter in the nine months to December 1989. The region plans to be the first to have no patient waiting longer than two years for treatment.306W
§ Mr. Freeman
The National Association of Health Authorities published a security manual in 1984 which the Department commended to the NHS as a good practical guide on matters relating to security of equipment, stock and premises.