HC Deb 03 December 1953 vol 521 cc159-60W
74. Mr. Gower

asked the Minister of Health what steps he will take to ensure that the proportion of hospital beds to population in Wales now at a figure of 10.4 per 1,000 shall be made to equal the figure of 12.5 per 1,000 in England.

Mr. Iain Macleod

The provision of additional accommodation is going on all the time, and schemes now nearing completion and those already planned to start in the near future will give Wales over a thousand more beds.