Mr. Lilley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of beds are occupied by patients suffering from infections acquired in hospital in each NHS health authority and hospital trust. 
Mr. Denham: I refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave him on 21 November 2000, Official Report, columns 163-64W.
A compulsory national surveillance scheme of hospital- acquired infection is being developed and will be launched in April 2001. Data will be published from April 2002.