§ Sir Irvine Patnick
To ask the Secretary for State for Health if she will give the latest waiting list times for(a) in-patient and (b) out-patient treatment for (i) Trent region and (ii) Sheffield health authority for each of the last five years; and if she will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Malone
Information on in-patient waiting lists and times by district health authority and region in England is given in "Hospital Waiting List Statistics: England", published twice yearly, copies of which are available in the Library. Information on the waiting times of patients for out-patient assessment has been published for two quarters. In the quarter to 31 December 1994, in Trent region 85 per cent, of patients were seen within 13 weeks and 97 per cent. within 26 weeks of referral by their general practitioner. Information on performance at individual trusts will be placed in the Library once the Audit Commission has completed checks on the trusts' information systems.