HL Deb 01 February 1982 vol 426 c1192WA
Baroness Faithfull

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will bring up to date the parliamentary answer showing NHS in-patients and out-patients and in-patient waiting lists (Official Report, 3rd June 1980, cols. 1411–1412) by giving the comparable figures for 1979 and 1980.

Lord Elton

The figures for 1979 and 1980 for Great Britain are:

Years Ending In-Patient Discharges and Deaths (thousands) New Out-Patient (excluding Accident and Emergency cases) (thousands) New Accident and Emergency Out-Patients (thousands) No. on In-Patient Waiting List (all specialties) on 31st December (thousands)
31st December, 1979 6,469 9,158 10,679 785
31st December, 1980 6,807 9,437 10,708 745