HC Deb 20 July 1982 vol 28 c79W
Mr. Lawrence

asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many persons were on hospital waiting lists in Wales (a) in May 1979 and (b) at the latest available date.

Mr. Wyn Roberts

Information on waiting lists is available centrally only for the last day of each quarter. On 30 June 1979 the number of persons awaiting in-patient admission was 39,277; the comparable figure at 31 December 1981 was 33,131. For out-patients the numbers were 62,223 on 30 June 1979 and 58,802 on 31 December 1981.

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