§ Mr. Michael McNair-Wilson
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the planned annual rate of increase in treatment for new renal patients, regional health authority by regional health authority, for 1987–88.
§ Mrs. Currie
[pursuant to her reply, 9 July 1987]: I regret that details of each region's plans for the treatment of new patients with end stage renal failure are not collected centrally. However, I am pleased to announce that provisional figures from the European Dialysis and Transplant Association for the acceptance of new patients for treatment in the United Kingdom show an increase from 43 patients per million population in 1985 to approximately 47 per million in 1986.