HC Deb 22 April 1970 vol 800 cc97-8W
Mr. Sillars

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what was the number of section V beds in Scottish hospitals in the years 1963 to 1969, inclusive; and if he will express the section V beds as a percentage of the total bed state for those years.

Mr. Ross:

The numbers of beds made available for private patients are as follows:

Date Number of beds Percentage of N.H.S. bed complement
31st march,1963 657 1.00
31st march,1964 617 0.94
31st march,1965 614 0.94
31st march,1966 590 0.91
31st march,1967 571 0.88
31st march,1968 435 0.67
31st march,1969 345 0.53