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Private Ambulances

Volume 229: debated on Thursday 22 July 1993

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health what consideration she has given to the regulation of private ambulance operators.

The code of practice recently agreed by the Department of Health's ambulance policy advisory group sets out minimum standards for non-national health service patient transport providers. It is for prospective purchasers of private ambulance services to satisfy themselves that operators are competent to provide the required service.