§ Mr. Winterton
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what proportion of ambulances at present on order by his Department has been placed with (a) United Kingdom manufacturers, and (b) foreign manufacturers, including the Republic of Ireland; what are the numbers involved in each case; and how these figures compare with the previous year.
§ Mr. William Rodgers
The numbers of ambulances ordered by the Ministry of Defence, including those ordered on behalf of other Government Departments and regional hospital authorities, are as follows:
Financial Year United Kingdom Supply Foreign Supply 1973–74 130 Nil 1974–75 48 Nil