HC Deb 15 November 1971 vol 826 cc41-2W
Mr. Elystan Morgan

asked the Secretary of State for Wales what is the total number of persons who are at the moment waiting for admission to hospital in Wales; and what is the average period for which they have been waiting.

Mr. Peter Thomas

The total was 31,600 as at 30th June, 1971. As the waiting time depends on the urgency of the case and the speciality concerned, a general average figure would not be meaningful.

each of the proposed new county councils in Glamorganshire.

Mr. Peter Thomas

I am obtaining the information, and will write to the hon. Member.

Mr. Alec Jones

asked the Secretary of State for Wales what were the infant mortality rates for Merthyr Tydfil, the Borough of Rhondda, the Urban District of Aberdare and Mountain Ash and the County Borough of Cardiff in the years 1940, 1945, 1950, 1955, 1960, 1965 and 1970.

Mr. Peter Thomas

The infant mortality rates were: