HC Deb 18 February 1976 vol 905 c716W
Mr. Rost

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) if he will investigate with the Derbyshire Constabulary the circumstances resulting in the decision to withdraw police facilities from operating the Derbyshire Royal Infirmary accident flying squad;

(2) if he is satisfied that adequate consultation took place before the announcement by the Derbyshire Constabulary to withdraw its support to the accident flying squad for the Derbyshire Royal Infirmary;

(3) on whose instructions it has been decided to end the Derbyshire Royal Infirmary Accident Flying Squad using police drivers; and if it is his Department's policy to withdraw police facilities from such services.

Dr. Summerskill

The provision of these services is a matter for the Chief Constable. We understand from the Chief Constable that they have not been withdrawn, although the possibility of their withdrawal is being discussed with the area health authority.