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Hospital Waiting Lists

Volume 959: debated on Wednesday 29 November 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the number on the waiting list at hospitals in the Sandwell area health authority and Dudley area health authority for surgical, medical and other kinds of operations or treatment, including geriatrics and psycho-geriatrics.

The information is as follows:council and consequently the ratepayers of the financial consequences under the Public Health Acts of the recent outbreak of smallpox at Birmingham: university.

No approach has been made to me by the Birmingham district council. I am advised that I have no powers under which I could do what my hon. Friend suggests.