§ Mr. Mason
asked the Minister of Health what is the present waiting list of people wishing to enter Barnsley hospitals for treatment and operations; how this figure compares with the waiting list of 12 months ago; and what further steps he intends taking to reduce the waiting list until the new hospital is built.
§ Mr. Braine
1,960 at 31st December last compared with 1,963 a year before. The hospital authority will seek the use of further theatre capacity and beds for reducing waiting lists.