asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the cost of the current survey into National Health Service waiting lists.
This information is not available centrally.
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if, as a result of the survey of National Health Service waiting lists, any patient's status on the waiting list is being changed by any staff other than qualified consultants.
Authorities were asked to decide on the most effective way of carrying out the review according to local arrangements for maintaining waiting lists. They were expected to consult clinicians in both hospitals and general practice.