§ 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. 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.