§ Mr. Lawrence
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many persons were on hospital waiting lists in Scotland (a) in May 1979 and (b) at the latest available date.
§ Mr. John MacKay
Waiting list figures are collected centrally at 31 March and 30 September each year. Figures for 31 March 1979 and 31 March 1981, the latest date for which information is available, were 76,616 and 67,679, respectively.