§ Mr. R. Thompson
Information in the precise form requested is not available, but of the 24,000 people awaiting admission on 31st August about 13,000 had been waiting less than 4 months, 6,000 between four and 12 months and 5,000 over a year.
§ Mr. Thompson
If the hon. Gentleman is speaking in terms of the national average, the Newcastle Regional Hospital Board's waiting list is almost identical, per thousand of population, with the national average.
§ Dr. Summerskill
Can the hon. Gentleman say whether the breakdown of these figures gives a result comparable with that in the Midlands?