§ Mr. Gordon Wilson
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what so far has been the impact of the restrictions on the use of ambulances; and what respresentations he has received about the restrictions.
§ Mr. Fairgrieve
Transport by ambulance continues to be available to any patient whose doctor considers this necessary. Steps were, however, taken in October to encourage economies in the use of this service, and these have led to a number of representations arising from the misunderstanding that the service was being cut, which is not the case. It is too early yet to say what effect these measures have had.