HC Deb 21 March 1958 vol 584 cc174-5W
Mr. J. E. B. Hill

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will give the figures of farmers' spendable income which were discussed at the Annual Price Review and which show that this has risen in real terms by some 12 per cent. since 1948; and whether this increase has been achieved by reducing the sums reinvested in the industry.

Mr. Godber

Following are the figures:

latest convenient date; how these compare with each twelve months for the last six years; and what is the average period of waiting.

Mr. Walker-Smith

The following are the available figures. Since 1955 no separate waiting lists for individual hospitals have been kept. Information is not available for the calculation of an average waiting period and in view of

Hospital Number of patients on admission waiting lists at end of February
1958 1957 1956 1955 1954 1953
Queen Elizabeth 550 504 371
Bensham General 192 206 299
Gatehead Children's 26 49 268
Whickham Cottage 13
Group list for chest diseases 5 4 44 78
Grand Total 847 959 815 772 803 1,029