§ Mr. William Wilson
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many persons are awaiting admission as in-patients to the hospitals in Coventry; and how long the person who has been waiting the longest has been on the waiting list.
§ Mr. Alison
There were 4,778 on 31st December, 1971. The longest waiting time is over four years but these patients have declined offers of admission whilst at the same time asking to remain on the waiting list.