§ Mr. Edwards
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many people are currently waiting(a) 0 to six months, (b) six to 12 months and (c) over 12 months for heart bypass operations in each NHS trust in Wales. 
Mr. Jon Owen Jones
Information on the number of people waiting less than six months for coronary heart bypass operations is not collected centrally. At 31 March 1999, the numbers waiting 6 to 12 months and over 12 months in each of the relevant NHS trusts in Wales is given in the following table.
Numbers waiting over six months for coronary heart bypass graft surgery by NHS trust, 31 March 1999 Number waiting Trust 6 to 12 months over 12 months Morriston Hospital NHS trust1 36 3 University Hospital of Wales NHS trust2 76 5 1Forms part of the new Swansea NHS trust 2 Forms part of the new UHW/Llandough trust
Following the transfer of functions, this issue will be a matter for the National Assembly.