§ Mr. Barry Jones
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many people are now waiting for NHS hospitals and trust appointments; and if he will make a statement. [146681
§ Mr. Richards
At 31 December 1994, there were 119,339 people waiting for a first out-patient appointment at NHS hospitals in Wales. This represents a reduction of 9 per cent. on the number reported for 30 September 1994.