To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to his answer of 9 June 2003, Official Report, column 699W, on hospital appointments, how many (a) out-patient attendances,(b) accident and emergency assessments and (c) inpatient admissions there were at hospitals in Northern Ireland during the first quarter of 2002. 
Information on hospital activity in Northern Ireland during the first quarter of 2002 is detailed in the following table.
|Activity||1 January 2002 to 31 March 2002|
|(a) Out-patient Attendances—Patients Seen||376,565|
|(b) Accident and Emergency Attendances||157,746|
|(c) Normal In-patient Admissions||80,905|
|(c) Day Cases Admissions||34,471|
|(c) Total In-patient Activity (normal in-patient + day case admissions)||115,376|