HC Deb 25 May 1950 vol 475 cc274-5W
86. Mr. Carson

asked the Minister of Health how many people suffering from tuberculosis are waiting for beds in sanatoria; and what is the average period for which applicants have to wait.

Mr. Bevan

Approximately 11,000. The waiting period varies so widely that to average it would have no meaning.

Sir J. Lucas

asked the Minister Health the number of tuberculosis patients now awaiting admission for treatment; what is the average waiting period; and how far these figures show any improvement.

Mr. Bevan

I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given today to the hon. Member for The Isle of Thanet (Mr. Carson).