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Ambulance Services: Standards

Volume 479: debated on Monday 1 September 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average journey time was for ambulances in (a) each region and (b) England in each of the last two years; and on how many times in each case this time was exceeded by more than 50 per cent. (220522)

The information requested is not collected centrally.

The ambulance response data that is collected centrally, and which reports on numbers of calls received and the degree to which each ambulance trust in England met the national response time targets, is contained in the annual statistical bulletin, “Ambulance Services, England”. The latest version, covering data for 2008-09, was published in June 2008. Copies have been placed in the Library, and are also available on the Information Centre for Health And Social Care's website at

The health service in Wales is a matter for the Welsh Assembly Government.