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Hospital Waiting Lists

Volume 210: debated on Thursday 25 June 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the purchaser or provider in the internal market is the holder of, and responsible for, hospital waiting lists.

Purchasers have a responsibility to maintain a record of all their residents waiting for treatment regardless of where they are waiting. Equally, providers are responsible for maintaining a record of the patients waiting for treatment at their units.