HC Deb 04 March 1975 vol 887 cc376-7W
Mr. Edwin Wainwright

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many people in the Trent Regional Health Authority area are on the waiting list for hospital treatment; and if she will make a statement on the policy of her Department to bring such numbers down to a reasonable level.

Dr. Owen

On 31st December 1974, the latest date for which comprehensive figures are available waiting lists totalled 46,197. This total has obviously increased as a result of the consultants' industrial action.