asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the turnover of acute beds by hospital district throughout England.
The information requested is not readily available and I do not consider that the cost of assembling it would be justified. A set of the Department's "Comparative Hospital Statistics" for the years 1975–77, showing discharges and deaths per available bed by specialty for each area health authority, has been supplied to the statistical section of the Library of the House. My hon. Friend may find that this will suffice for his purposes.