asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will give the number of beds occupied by private patients by district health authority area in National Health Service hospitals in the North-Western regional health authority area at 1 December 1986.
For the latest information available centrally, I refer the hon. Member to my reply to the hon. Member for Holborn and St. Pancras (Mr. Dobson) on 19 December 1986 at columns 799–808. The hon. Member may wish to write to the chairman of the North Western regional health authority for the more recent information he requires.