§ Mr. Parry
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) what was the waiting list at the Mersey regional health authority at the latest date; and what were the figures for May 1983;
(2) what was the waiting list at the Liverpool district health authority (teaching); and what were the figures for May 1983.
§ Mr. Hayhoe
[pursuant to his reply, 21 May 1986]: I am sorry I cannot give the hon. Member information in precisely the form he seeks. Waiting list figures are collected centrally at the end of March, September and December each year. The available information is given in the table. The hon. Member may wish to write to the chairman of the health authorities concerned for the figures for May 1983.
Numbers of persons on NHS in-patient waiting list 31 March 1983 30 September1985 Mersey Regional Health Authority 36,187 30,141 Liverpool District Health Authority 8,308 7,921