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Hospital Waiting Lists

Volume 972: debated on Monday 22 October 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many people are currently awaiting non-emergency operations; and how this compares with the number doing so in October 1978, 1977, 1976 and 1975.

The number of people awaiting admission to surgical departments in NHS hospitals in England are as follows:Research Council are currently studying the safety of the Bill. I am not aware of any new circumstances which would justify the establishment of another committee of specialists.