§ Mr. Kinnock
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the number of general hospital places per 100,000 of the population in each area of England and Wales for which statistics are collected.
§ Mr. Moyle
The latest information on average numbers of beds available in hospitals classified as acute, mainly acute and partly acute is for the year 1975. I would refer my hon. Friend to my reply to the hon. Member for Tonbridge and Mailing (Mr. Stanley) on 21st December 1976—[Vol. 923, c.237–40.]—which gives this information for each area and region in England. The information for areas in Wales is as follows:
AVERAGE AVAILABLE BEDS PER 100,000 POPULATION (1975) Clwyd AHA … 351 Dyfed AHA … 412 Gwent AHA … 379 Gwynedd AHA … 411 Mid Glamorgan AHA … 414 Powys AHA … 193 South Glamorgan AHA … 417 West Glamorgan AHA … 411