HC Deb 20 January 1993 vol 217 cc317-8W
1979. Mr. Simon Coombs

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what is the average number of operating theatre sessions carried out in the NHS currently every week; and what the figures were in(a) 1987 and (b)

Dr. Mawhinney

Information for 1987–88 and 1991–921 is set out in the table. Comparable information for 1979 is not available centrally.

Operating theatre sessions England: average number per week
Scheduled session held in year Weekly rate
1987–88 692,804 13,298
1 1991–92 792,459 15,210