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Ambulance Service (Charges)

Volume 828: debated on Tuesday 21 December 1971

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how much money, and from how many persons, has been received in the last financial year from the charges made for the use of ambulances after road accidents.

I am not aware that any local authority makes a charge for use of ambulances in these circumstances. It is estimated that under the Road Traffic Act, 1960, hospitals receive about £1 million a year from insurers and drivers of vehicles involved in road accidents.