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Common Waiting Lists

Volume 961: debated on Tuesday 30 January 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services when he expects to reach agreement on a common waiting list for patients suffering considerable pain and discomfort but for whom treatment is regarded by the medical profession as non-urgent.

I wrote to health authorities on 19 December about common waiting lists. A copy of my letter was placed in the Library of the House. I will be considering steps for the extension of common waiting lists on receipt of the reports which I requested from authorities by the beginning of July 1979.