§ Mr. John Morris
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what are the current waiting lists for patients to have their first consultation with consultants in each of the main specialties in West Glamorgan and Neath hospitals respectively; and what were the comparable figures in each of the last three years.
§ Mr. Nicholas Bennett
Information on the numbers of patients waiting for a first out-patient consultation in five specialties, general surgery (including urology), ear, nose and throat, traumatic and orthopaedic surgery, ophthalmology, and gynaecology, at Neath general hospital and West Glamorgan as a whole is published in the "Welsh Hospital Waiting List Bulletin" series. Neither of the other two hospitals in Neath, Cymla and Tonna, treat patients in these specialties. The bulletins are published twice a year giving figures as at March and September and copies are in the Library of the House.