HC Deb 03 April 1980 vol 982 c393W
Mr. Alton

asked the Secretary of State for Social Service in how many regions kidney machines are not being used because of insufficient staff to operate them.

Dr. Vaughan

This information is not recorded centrally. Kidney units generally keep a small stock of reserve machines to cover breakdown or emergencies but apart from this I am not aware that there are any unused kidney machines.