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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 14th January 1988.

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Photo of Mrs Margaret Thatcher Mrs Margaret Thatcher The Prime Minister, Leader of the Conservative Party 12:00 am, 14th January 1988

I am happy to inform the hon. Gentleman that for every five in-patient cases treated in 1979, six were treated this year. For every 10 out-patient cases, 11 have been treated this year. For every one heart bypass operation in 1978, there have been three this year. For every three hip replacement operations in 1978. there have been four this year. For every two cataract operations in 1978, there have been three this year. For every two cervical smear tests in 1978, there have been three this year. For every two chronic renal failure treatments in 1978, there have been five this year. 'That is a splendid record of success.