§ Mr. Cummings
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services how many National Health Service patients received chiropody treatment within the Easington constituency during the years 1982–83, 1983–84, 1984–85 and 1985–86.
§ Mrs. Currie
Information is not collected by parliamentary constituency. The number of patients treated by the chiropody service of Durham district health authority, which covers Easington, is given in the table.
Chiropody service—Durham District Health Authority Year Persons treated 1982 8,126 1983 8,018 1984 8,437 1985 8,463 1986 7,909
The figures include persons treated by the health authority (including voluntary organisations acting on behalf of the authority) and the school health service. They exclude hospital patients. Figures for the latter are not available.