§ Mr. William Price
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many private operations were carried out in the Birmingham Regional Hospital Board area in National Health Service hospitals during 1971.
§ Mr. Alison
This information is not recorded centrally and to obtain it would involve a disproportionate expenditure of time and money. In all 10,452 private in-patients were treated in National Health Service hospitals in this area in 1971.