HC Deb 25 October 1982 vol 29 c307W
Mr. Moyle

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many patients are awaiting treatment at National Health Service hospitals for the latest date on which such figures are available.

Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg:

The provisional figure for the number of people on waiting lists for in-patient treatment in England was 625,000 on 31 March 1982. Information from health authorities suggests that by mid-October 1982 the dispute in the health services may have increased this by some 145.000.