§ Mr. Bayley
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average waiting time for cataract surgery was at York district hospital at the latest date for which figures are available and at the same date in each of the previous five years. 
§ Mr. Horam
Waiting time returns are collected centrally on a specialty basis and not by individual procedure. The number waiting by time band for elective admission in ophthalmology at York Health Services National Health Service Trust, and for York district health authority prior to 1992, are contained in "Hospital Waiting List Statistics: England", copies of which are available in the Library.