HC Deb 14 June 1988 vol 135 c160W
73. Mr. Burt

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services how many in-patient cases are being treated in the north-western region in the latest year for which figures are available; and what was the comparable figure in 1978.

Mrs. Currie

In 1986, the latest year for which information is available, 624,678 in-patient cases were treated. The comparable figure for 1978 was 511,674.