§ Mr. Lawrence
asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many persons were on hospital waiting lists in Wales (a) in May 1979 and (b) at the latest available date.
§ Mr. Wyn Roberts
Information on waiting lists is available centrally only for the last day of each quarter. On 30 June 1979 the number of persons awaiting in-patient admission was 39,277; the comparable figure at 31 December 1981 was 33,131. For out-patients the numbers were 62,223 on 30 June 1979 and 58,802 on 31 December 1981.