HC Deb 22 December 1981 vol 15 c379W
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.