HC Deb 07 May 1982 vol 23 c156W
Mr. Ernie Ross

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many mastectomies have been carried out in England in each of the past three years.

Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg

Separate figures are not available for England. The latest available estimates for operations carried out in NHS hospitals in England and Wales are as follows:

Year Number
1977 37,670*
1978 40,570*
1979 41,930
* Excludes private patients.