§ 25. Mr. Clifton-Brown
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what discussions he has had with the National Assembly for Wales regarding NHS waiting lists. 
§ Mr. Hanson
Regular discussions about the NHS in Wales are held with both the Assembly First Secretary and the Assembly Health Secretary and waiting lists are often included on the agenda.
The National Assembly are keen to reduce waiting lists as much and as soon as possible. Together with providing additional funding for this purpose, they have set strict targets to be met by Health Authorities.