Hospital Waiting Lists

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Wales – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 23rd January 2002.

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Photo of John Baron John Baron Conservative, Billericay 2:30 pm, 23rd January 2002

I thank the Minister for that reply, but given that the number of people in Wales waiting more than six months for their first out-patient appointment has increased eightfold since 1997, and given that the Secretary of State for Health yesterday appeared to want to disown Wales entirely, what responsibility will the Secretary of State for Wales take for resolving the looming crisis in the health service in Wales?