HL Deb 14 November 1988 vol 501 c913WA
Lord Ennals

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many people were on hospital waiting lists in March 1988, region by region; what were the comparable figures for September 1987; and whether the trend is up or down.

Lord Hesketh

The September 1987 and March 1988 waiting list figures for regional health authorities were published in Department of Health Statistical Bulletins 2/6/88 and 2/12/88,Statistics of Elective Admissions and Patients Waiting. Copies were placed in the Library. Although the figures show a small rise of 2.6 per cent. between September 1987 and March 1988, the year-on-year trend to March 1988 is down by 1.3 per cent.