§ Andrew Selous
To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will give(a) the number and (b) the percentage of patients in Bedfordshire waiting over 12 months for in-patient treatment in (i) 1997 and (ii) 2001. 
§ Mr. Hutton
The information requested is shown in the table.
Our current supply projections expect an increase of around 75 trained specialists to be available to take up consultant posts in neurology by 2005, an increase of 23 per cent.