HC Deb 27 April 1981 vol 3 c345W
Mr. Lawrence

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many were on the hospital waiting lists in England (a) in May 1979.and (b) at the latest known date.

Sir George Young

Figures for May 1979 are not available. The numbers of patients awaiting in-patient admission to NHS hospitals in England on the dates shown were:

Date Number
31 March 1979 752,000
30 June 1979 740,000
31 March 1980 665,000*
* Latest available figure.