§ Mr. Spriggs
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if she will indicate how many children and adults, respectively, 734W are on hospital waiting lists for heart investigatory treatment and heart surgery treatment at the latest date for which she has information.
§ Dr. Owen
Information in this form is not centrally available. There were 2,411 patients of all ages on cardiology waiting lists on 31st December 1973. As my right hon. Friend said during the debate on the National Health Service on 2nd December, we intend to take steps to try to reduce long waiting lists in all specialties where they obtain.—[Vol. 882, c. 1215–16.]