HC Deb 26 April 1951 vol 487 c81W
33. Mr. Harrison

asked the Minister of Health what hospital accommodation is now available in England and Wales; and what was the position when the National Health Service came into force.

Mr. Marquand

The total number of staffed beds in hospitals now in the National Health Service was 440,231 on 30th June, 1948, and 458,363 on 31st December, 1950.