HC Deb 02 March 1971 vol 812 c389W
66. Mr. Perry

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether, in view of the lengthy waiting lists of the London teaching hospitals for surgery, he will consider the transfer of a number of such cases to the low bed occupancy hospitals within London.

Mr. Alison

Hospitals have already been advised to consider such transfers where appropriate; where differences in waiting times occur, it is open to general practitioners to take account of them in referring their patients.