HC Deb 27 June 1989 vol 155 c431W
54. Mr. David Evans

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much the Government spent in 1988–89 on measures designed to help reduce the length of hospital waiting lists.

Mr. Mellor

We allocated £30 million from the central waiting list fund in 1988–89 as part of the Government's drive to reduce hospital waiting lists and times. This money enabled over 117,000 additional in-patients and day cases and over 92,000 extra out-patients to be treated from the waiting lists.