HC Deb 16 July 1969 vol 787 c111W
Mr. Eadie

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what was the average number of hospital beds provided annually from the initiation of the National Health Service up to 1960; what was the average annual number of new hospital beds provided between 1960 and 1964; and what was the annual average number between 1964 and 1968.

Mr. Ross

An estimate up to 1960 is not available. The average number of beds provided in new or converted buildings between July, 1948, and September, 1961, was 220 per annum; between October, 1961, and December, 1964, the average was 563 per annum and between January, 1965, and December, 1968, it was 933 per annum.