§ Norman Baker
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the volume of material arising from NHS hospitals which was incinerated(a) on site and (b) elsewhere in each year since 1997. 
§ Ms Rosie Winterton
National Health Service trusts are legally autonomous bodies and they will tender for waste disposal services taking into account local requirements. Data is not collected centrally in relation to the precise method of disposal.