To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of (a) cancer patients and (b) heart disease patients were successfully treated in (i) the Hemsworth constituency and (ii) England in the last 12 months. 
[holding answer 28 April 2003]: There were 7,111 in-patient consultant episodes for cancer and 18,490 for heart disease in national health service trusts within the West Yorkshire strategic health authority area in 2001–02. These figures are not available at constituency level. The numbers of in-patient consultant episodes for England for cancer and heart disease for the same year were 140,912 and 383,062 respectively.
It is not possible to calculate how many patients were treated successfully as there is no agreed definition of "successfully treated".