§ 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—
Number 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.