§ David Davis
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average percentage of operations cancelled for non-clinical reasons as a proportion of admissions was in the last 12 months. 
§ Mr. Hutton
Data on the number of patients whose operations are cancelled by hospitals for non-clinical reasons at the last minute are shown in the table.
Year Cancellation as a percentage of elective admissions 2001–02 Q2 1.6 2001–02 Q1 1.6 2000–01 Q4 1.7 2000–01 Q3 1.4