HC Deb 20 November 1952 vol 507 cc202-3W
125. Dr. Morgan

asked the Minister of Health what improvements have been made by local authorities in the training of ambulance personnel since his Department's circular to local authorities 50/51, dated 9th July, 1951; if he will now consider the recognition of the certificates of the Institute of Certified Ambulance Personnel which has the highest standards of any examining body in this field; and, in view of the expansion of the health services and the growing need for skilled personnel in ambulance work, what plans he has for the State registration of ambulance workers.

Mr. Iain Macleod

I have no reason to doubt that local health authorities generally are acting upon the advice offered them in Circular 30/51. They are at liberty to have regard to any certificate possessed by their ambulance men, and no recognition by me is required. The answer to the last part of the Question is "No."