§ Mr. Ron Davies
asked the Secretary of State for Wales, pursuant to his answer of Wednesday 25 February, how many hospital beds are available in National Health Service hospitals in Wales at the latest available date; how many were available as an average for 1979; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Mark Robinson
During 1979, the average daily number of available beds was 23,456. The corresponding figure for the year ending March 1986 (the latest available) was 21,999.