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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:17 pm on 29th March 2007.

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Photo of Peter Bone Peter Bone Conservative, Wellingborough 12:17 pm, 29th March 2007

Yesterday at Prime Minister's questions, the Prime Minister stated, in relation to NHS operations:

"now virtually no one waits more than six months."—[ Hansard, 28 March 2007; Vol. 458, c. 1495.]

The House of Commons Library informs me that official figures show that there are currently 7,851 patients who have waited more than six months for an NHS operation. After the recess, will the Leader of the House make a statement on the accuracy of ministerial answers to oral questions, and will he say how they might be corrected if they are found to be wrong?