HC Deb 24 February 1964 vol 690 c1W
7. Mr. Abse

asked the Minister of Health by what percentage the death rate from all causes in South-East Wales was higher than in the country as a whole in 1958, 1961, and 1962, respectively; and, in view of the limited hospital services at present in this area, if he will review and bring forward present plans for future hospital accommodation with a view to lowering mortality rates of the region.

Mr. Braine

3.0, 4.0 and 3.1; the number of hospital beds is not a main factor in mortality rates, but the Hospital Plan is under review continuously and developments are put in hand as rapidly as planning, funds and the needs of other areas permit.