§ Mr. Paul Marsden
To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list for each primary care trust the average wait for a child between an initial dental consultation and being operated on under general anaesthetic. 
§ Mr. Hutton
Information is not collected on the waiting time from initial dental consultation to being operated on under general anaesthetic for a child.
Information is collected on how long a patient is waiting for elective in-patient admission from clinical decision to admit. Information for the specialty paediatric dentistry showing the total patients waiting and the average waiting time for this specialty by primary care trust has been placed in the Library.