HC Deb 06 July 1999 vol 334 c495W
Dr. Palmer

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many first out-patient appointments were seen by the NHS in the year to the end of March; and what the figure was in each of the two previous years. [88269]

Mr. Denham

The figures requested are set out in the table:

Year First out-patients seen (all specialities)
1996–97 11,220,320
1997–98 11,496,788
1998–1 11,621,481