HC Deb 05 June 1990 vol 173 c600W
Mr. Tony Banks

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people are currently on hospital waiting lists in the London area; and what was the figure 12 months ago.

Mrs. Virginia Bottomley

Between 30 September 1988 and 30 September 1989, the latest figures available, the in-patient waiting lists for London health authorities fell from 131,115 to 124,793, a decrease of 4.8 per cent.