§ Sir R. GOWER
asked the Minister of Health whether having regard to the increase in road accidents and to the services voluntarily given to injured persons by members of the St. John Ambulance Brigade, he will consider the desirability of issuing a circular to local authorities asking them favourably to consider appli- 2083W cations received from branches of the brigade in their respective areas for the use of sites for casualty stations and generally to render such help to the brigade as may be within their powers?
Sir H. YOUNG
I will send my hon. Friend a copy of a circular issued to local authorities last November on the general question of the ambulance service. This circular is being followed up by local investigations into the adequacy of the service in certain parts of the country, and when I receive the report on these investigations, I will consider the suggestion made in the question.