Tuesday, December 07, 2004

Health Questions

Paul Burstow kindly let me have the official response today and the plan was to go on waiting times for hearing aids - which is still an issue. Worst case scenario is a 130 week wait between referral and fitting of aid.
Tim Loughton asked an almost identical question to the one I had planned so a quick shift to plan B but the basic question can be summed up as "isn't this just another hidden waiting list?" Stephen Ladyman bluffed and went on the attack but John Reid stood up later in questions in kindly uncle mode and mentioned his desire to get rid of all these "hidden waiting lists" - shame he hadn't told his colleagues but Mr Ladyman did have the grace blush slightly.