§ Mr. Harvey
To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many patients are waiting for admission to hospital, broken down by specialty and health authority area; and if he will make a statement; 
(2) how many patients are waiting for admission to hospitals in each health authority in England for (a) child health treatment, (b) cancer treatment, (c) cardio-thoracic treatment, (d) treatment of the elderly, (e) general medical treatment, (f) general surgery and urology and (g) neurosurgery and neurology; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Denham
[holding answers 6 June and 7 June 2000]: All the available data are published on the Department of Health website at www.doh.nhsweb.nhs.uk/nhs/waitingtimes and in the Library in the quarterly publication entitled: "Hospital Waiting List Statistics: England (Responsible Population Based) Quarter Ended 31 March 2000". The latest data are for the end March 2000.