HC Deb 17 March 1997 vol 292 cc436-7W
15. Sir David Knox

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many(a) in-patients and (b) out-patients were treated in NHS hospitals in Wales in the most recent year for which figures are available; and what were the figures in 1979. [18842]

Mr. Gwilym Jones

The number of in-patients and day cases treated in Welsh hospitals has more than doubled between 1979 and 1995–96 from 381,000 to 774,000. The number of out-patients rose by over 40 per cent. in the same period from 1,803,000 to 2,569,000.