asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will list the number of patients on hospital waiting lists in each of the health board regions in Scotland indicating whether they were in-patients or out-patients, in each of the years 1983 to 1986.
Statistics on out-patient waiting lists are not held centrally. The numbers on hospital in-patient waiting lists at 30 September in the years in question were as follows:
|Argyll and Clyde||7,137||7,627||7,209||6,528|
|Ayrshire and Arran||5,051||5,045||5,120||4,862|
|Dumfries and Galloway||2,871||2,529||2,687||3,205|
Note: All data exclude Joint User and Contractual Hospitals.