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Ambulance Service

Volume 82: debated on Monday 8 July 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what were the staff levels for each year since 1979 in the ambulance service nationally.

The figures requested are shown in the table:

NHS Directly Employed Ambulance Staff*in England
Whole Time Equivalent
Numbers
30 September:
197917,100
198017,800
198118,200
198218,300
198318,400
1984‡18,100
31 March 1985‡18,200
Percentage real increase in revenue expenditure and distance from 'target' in the Thames regions
Financial Year
1978–791981–821982–831984–851985–86
North West Thames
Expenditure £ million374·3641·2625·4694·6713·0
Percentage Increase12·31·6
Distance from "target" per cent.+13·29+12·33+9·62+8·01-7·10
North East Thames
Expenditure £ million409·0692·6790·0865·7903·4
Percentage Increase11·00·3
Distance from "target" per cent.+12·52+8·86+11·32+8·99+9·71
South East Thames
Expenditure £ million391·4654·7692·3764·5789·6
Percentage Increase9·61·1
Distance from "target" per cent.+10·70+8·87+8·48+6·50+5·59
South West Thames
Expenditure £ million301·2511·4526·5586·0602·8
Percentage increase11·31·8
Distance from "target" per cent.+5·87+5·67+5·86+7·31+4·29

* Includes Ambulance Officers.

† All figures are rounded to nearest 100.

‡ Provisional.