HC Deb 06 May 1912 vol 38 cc35-6

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is aware that the apparatus for dealing with street accidents in the Metropolitan Police districts is inefficient; and whether he will consider the advisability of instituting for the Metropolitan Police district the system of motor ambulances now working so satisfactorily in the City of London?


The Metropolitan Police have a very efficient system of hand ambulances; but, in view of the powers conferred by Parliament on the London County Council, I do not think the police could properly undertake the provision of motor ambulances. The Metropolitan-Ambulances Act, 1909, gave the London County Council power to establish a service of motor ambulances.