HC Deb 16 November 1983 vol 48 c494W
Mr. George

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the average waiting time to process cervical smear tests classed as urgent and non-urgent in (a) Walsall area health authority, (b) the West Midlands regional health authority and (c) England and Wales; and how many tests have taken place in each of the last three years in each area.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

Information on waiting times for processing cervical smear tests is not available centrally. The latest available information on numbers of tests is given in the table.

Number of cervical smear tests taken 1979–81
Year England and Wales West Midlands RHA Walsall AHA
1979 2,623 263 13.3
1980 2,928 291 14.4
1981 2,999 292 15.7

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