§ 34. Sir John Biggs-Davison
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services by how much hospital waiting lists were reduced between 1974 and the latest date for which information is available.
§ Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg
On 31 December 1974 there were 517,424 patients on hospital in-patient waiting lists. The number bhz to a peak of 752,422 on 31 March 1979. The provisional figure on 31 March 1981 was 630,000.