§ Mrs. Renée Short
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many persons in each region were awaiting admission to National Health Service hospitals on average in each year since 1975.
§ Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg
Annual average figures are not available. The following table shows the numbers awaiting admission on 30 June 1975 and 31 March of each subsequent year.
Member for Newcastle upon Tyne, East of 7 March, Official Report, c. 329, he will estimate the total savings to the National Health Service for England, Wales and Scotland if all the drugs contained in the list provided to him by the hon. Member for Newcastle upon Tyne, East were dispensed at the prices on that list rather than at the prices for the equivalent brand name preparations actually prescribed or at the drug tariff prices, for the latest available year.