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Ambulance Dispute

Volume 165: debated on Friday 19 January 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health what is the number of (a) Army, (b) St. John Ambulance and (c) Red Cross vehicles deployed in (i) each health authority and (ii) in total.

[holding answer 8 January 1990]: On 15 January 1990 the numbers of military vehicles deployed, by regional health authority, were:

Number
Trent regional health authority17
North West Thames regional health authority15
North East Thames regional health authority10
South West Thames regional health authority167
Wessex regional health authority8
Oxford regional health authority9
West Midlands regional health authority51
TOTAL177
1 Including the London Ambulance Service.
St. John and Red Cross vehicles assist health authorities from time to time depending on local operational conditions. Information about numbers of vehicles deployed is not held centrally.