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Ambulance Services: Greater Manchester

Volume 481: debated on Tuesday 21 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost per head of population of the ambulance service was in Greater Manchester in the latest period for which figures are available. (227830)

The expenditure per head within the Greater Manchester Strategic Health Authority (SHA) area for 2005-06 was £25.54. This is based on the 2005-06 unweighted populations for the primary care trusts within the Greater Manchester SHA area and the total operating expenses for the Greater Manchester Ambulance Service NHS Trust reported in their audited summarisation schedules.