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Waiting Lists

Volume 300: debated on Wednesday 5 November 1997

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17.

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what steps he will be taking to reduce NHS waiting lists in Wales before the end of 1997. [12391]

I am determined to reduce the waiting lists inherited from the previous Administration.I have just announced a further £9.5 million of new money this year to tackle the pressures of winter emergency admissions. This is in addition to the £1.747 million also being provided this year to improve cancer services in Wales.