HC Deb 06 April 1971 vol 815 cc77-8W
Mr. Meacher

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the present distribution of private beds in National Health Service hospitals as between regional hospital board areas.

Mr. Alison

The distribution at 1st April was as follows:

Regional Hospital Board area Number of Authorised Pay Beds at 1st April,1971
Newcastle 193
Leeds 303
Sheffield 303
East Anglia 147
North West Metropolitan 750
North East Metropolitan 214
South East Metropolitan 422
South West Metropolitan 443
Wessex 158
Oxford 206
South Western 238
Birmingham 451
Manchester 405
Liverpool 178
Total 4,411