§ Mr. Simon Hughes
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many(a) hospitals and (b) hospital trusts there were in operation in (i) 1980, (ii) 1985, (iii) 1990, (iv) 1992, (v) 1994–95 and (vi) 1995–96. 
§ Mr. Horam
I refer the hon. Member to the answer given to the hon. Member for Islington, South and Finsbury (Mr. Smith) on 13 January at column172. Information is not available centrally to distinguish hospital trusts from other types of trust. The hon. Member may wish to refer to the information on trusts in the "Health and Social Services Yearbook", copies of which are available in the Library.
§ Mr. Hughes
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many hospital trusts in England contain(a) two and (b) three or more hospitals. 707W