§ Mr. Conlan
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many people are on the waiting list for admittance to hospital within the Gateshead and district area; and what steps are being taken to reduce this number.
§ Dr. John Dunwoody
1,056 on 31st December, 1969. The Newcastle Regional Hospital Board has plans for the major development of Queen Elizabeth Hospital as a district general hospital and is considering whether augmentation of staff can provide more immediate relief.