HC Deb 20 December 1989 vol 164 cc280-1W
24. Mr. Patrick Thompson

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many patients were treated in the Scottish Health Service in 1978–79; and how many were treated in 1988.

Mr. Michael Forsyth

In 1978–79 6,024,165 patients were treated and in 1988–89 6,873,112—an increase of 848,947.