§ Mr. Simon Hughes
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will place in the Library figures(a) by district health authority and (b) in total for the number of operations cancelled on the day of, or the day after, admission to hospital and the number of those patients not readmitted within a month for the third quarter of 1996–97. 
§ Mr. Gwilym Jones
Information on the number of cancelled operations is not available centrally. Provisional information on the number of patients admitted and treated more than one month after a cancelled operation is collected by NHS trusts and is given in the following table. A patient treated in a NHS trust may not necessarily be a resident of the health authority in which the trust is situated.
Number of patients admitted and treated more than one month after a cancelled operation NHS Trust: Quarter ending 31 December 1996 Bridgend and District — Carmarthen and District 13 Ceredigion and Mid Wales — East Glamorgan 4 Glan Clwyd General Hospital — Glan Hafren 2 Glan-y-Mor 2 Gwynedd Hospitals — Llandough Hospital 1 Llanelli Dinefwr 6 Morriston Hospital 1 Nevill Hall and District 3 North Glamorgan 2 Pembrokeshire 1 Powys Health Care — Swansea — University Hospital of Wales Healthcare 12 Velindre — Wrexham Maelor Hospital — Wales 47