§ Mrs. Renée Short
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many National Health Service hospital wards were closed in 1985; how many medical and ancillary workers were made redundant as a result; and how many National Health Service hospital beds were made available for accommodation and treatment of private patients.
§ Mr. Hayhoe
I regret that information is not collected centrally about the number of wards closed or about numbers of medical and ancillary workers who are made redundant. At December 1985 the number of National Health Service beds authorised for accommodation and treatment of private patients was 2,970.