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Ambulance Services

Volume 264: debated on Thursday 19 October 1995

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many ambulance services have motor cycle paramedics; how many are currently being trained; what information has been gathered about their performance; what plans are in train for London; and if he will make a statement on their contribution to the ambulance service as a whole. [37234]

The information is not available centrally. It is for ambulance services to decide on the value of motor cycle paramedics in their area. The London ambulance service, along with other services, considers motor cycle paramedics to be a valuable first response service for the seriously ill and injured.