§ 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.