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Kidney Cases

Volume 975: debated on Monday 10 December 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what are the latest convenient figures for the number of treatable cases awaiting kidney dialysis and kidney transplant; and if he will make a statement on his plans to alleviate the situation.

Information on the number of cases awaiting treatment on renal dialysis machines is not available but the number awaiting a kidney transplant in England at 31 October was 1,261 Our plans for increasing the supply of kidneys for transplantation are set out in my reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Bath (Mr. Patten) on 4 December.—[Vol. 975, c. 168–9