HC Deb 27 May 1957 vol 571 c30
39. Mr. Gower

asked the Minister of Health how many people in Wales were waiting to enter hospital, at the latest convenient date; and how many had been waiting for more than six months.

Mr. Vaughan-Morgan

There were 30,456 and 15,293 on 31st March last.

Mr. Gower

Would my hon. Friend anticipate that there may be some improvement in the position in the foreseeable future?

Mr. Vaughan-Morgan

Yes, Sir; there has been an improvement steadily going on over the last year or two, as my hon. Friend knows.