61. Mr. R. C. Mitchell
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many people were waiting for admission to hospitals in the area covered by the Wessex Regional Hospital Board at the latest convenient date; and what were the equivalent figures for 1970 and 1971.
§ Mr. Alison
18,744 people on 30th June 1972. I understand that the only comparable figures for earlier years are those I gave the hon. Member on 22nd February.—[Vol. 831. c.260.]