HC Deb 03 March 1989 vol 148 cc369-70W
Mr. Amess

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what is the total number of staffed National Health Service beds in England and Wales per 1,000 people.

Mr. Freeman

During the financial year 1987–88, there were on average 6.3 available National Health Service beds per thousand population in England. Figures for Wales are a matter for my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Wales.