HC Deb 12 December 1984 vol 69 cc511-2W
Mr. Ernie Ross

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what are the numbers currently on the waiting list for treatment at Dundee hospitals; and what have been the average annual figures for each year since 1980.

Mr. John MacKay

The information is not available in precisely the form requested. The following numbers were on waiting lists for Dundee hospitals at 30 September in the years in question—

1980 3,283
1981 3,383
1982 4,334
1983 5,626

The 1984 numbers are not available centrally. 1982 waiting list data were seriously affected by the industrial dispute and the figure quoted includes an estimate for Ninewells hospital.

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