HC Deb 22 February 1978 vol 944 cc727-8W
Mr. David Price

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will publish an updated version of table 10 of the Amelia Harris report "Handicapped and Impaired in Great Britain". Part I, covering the degree of handicap of impaired people in different age groups; and if he will also add his estimate of the number of impaired people below the age of 16 years and those above the age of 16 years who are not living in private households.

Mr. Alfred Morris

I regret that it is not possible to provide the information

Mr. Moyle

The number of patients on hospital in-patient waiting lists for all specialties in England on 31st December in each year since 1970 was as follows:

1970 526,000
1971 494,000
1972 479,000
1973 509,000
1974 517,000
1975 588,000
1976 607,000

At 30th September 1977, the latest date in that year for which this information is available, the provisional figure was 591,000.

Mr. Nicholas Winterton

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what are the latest figures for the number of persons, listed separately under each category of surgery, on the waiting lists of hospitals within the Macclesfield and District Health Area of the Cheshire Area Health Authority.

Mr. Moyle

The numbers on 31st December 1977 were as follows:

requested. I am, however, writing to the hon. Member to let him have relevant information.