HC Deb 01 November 1988 vol 139 c583W
22. Mr. Amess

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many out-patient attendances there were in 1978 and in the latest period of 12 months for which figures are available.

Mrs. Currie

In 1986, the latest year for which figures are available, there were just under 38 million out-patient attendances in England. This was 11 per cent. more than the approximately 34 million out-patient attendances in 1978. National figures for 1987–88 will be available in a matter of weeks.