§ Rev. Martin Smyth
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will publish a table showing average daily bed occupation, inpatient discharge and deaths, average duration of stay, outpatient attendances and day cases for private patients in National Health Service hospitals in Northern Ireland.
§ Mr. Chris Patten
During 1983 there were on average 26 private patients occupying beds in general hospitals daily. The other information requested is not collected separately in respect of private patients.