HC Deb 13 December 1988 vol 143 c556W
Mr. Harry Greenway

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people were treated as in-patients in 1978 and in the latest period of 12 months for which figures are available.

Mrs. Currie

In National Health Service hospitals in England, there were 5,370,319 in-patients treated in 1979 and in 1987–88 there were 6,619,354. This represents an increase of 23 per cent.

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