§ Mr. Lomas
asked the Minister of Health (1) if he is aware that the delay in reaching a decision on the Report of the Working Party on Ambulance Staff and Services is holding back certain local and county authorities on the question of training; and if he will take steps to expedite this Report;
(2) if he is aware that certain local and county authorities are delaying the issue of improved uniforms to ambulance staffs pending his decision on the Report of the Working Party on Ambulance Staffs; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. K. Robinson
I am considering the views of organisations I consulted on the first part of the Working Party's Report which deals with training, and hope to be able to make an announcement shortly. The question of uniforms is, I understand, being considered by the Working Party in preparing the second part of its Report, dealing with equipment and vehicles, which is at an advanced stage.