§ Mr. Geraint Howells
asked the Secretary of State for Wales what is the number of people in Ceredigion who have waited for surgery(a) for over six months and(b) for over one year; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Wyn Roberts
Waiting list figures are not available for area of residence nor for patients waiting six months or more. At 31 March 1979, 47 people had been waiting more than one year for surgery at hospitals in Ceredigion. Proportionately, far fewer patients wait long periods for surgery at Ceredigion hospitals than in Wales as a whole.