HC Deb 11 December 1991 vol 200 c446W
Sir John Stanley

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what was the total number of operations carried out under the NHS in 1978 and in the latest year for which figures are available.

Mr. Dorrell

[holding answer 2 December 1991]: The available information is given in the table.

All non-maternity operations and procedures
1978 2,263,756
11989–90 3,256,300
1 Provisional.