HC Deb 25 February 1975 vol 887 c117W
43. Mr. R. C. Mitchell

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what effect the consultants' work to rule is having on the length of waiting time for out-patients' appointments, and admission to hospital for non-urgent operations.

Dr. Owen

My information is that in many places waiting times for out-patient appointments and non-urgent in-patient admissions have lengthened, but that the effects vary greatly between different areas.