§ Sir John Stanley
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what was the total number of operations carried out under the NHS in 1978 and in the latest year for which figures are available.
§ Mr. Dorrell
[holding answer 2 December 1991]: The available information is given in the table.
All non-maternity operations and procedures Number 1978 2,263,756 11989–90 3,256,300 1 Provisional.