HC Deb 27 April 1981 vol 3 cc351-2W
Mr. Freud

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will list in the Official Report the criteria for manning ambulance stations in rural areas (a) full-time and (b) part-time; and if he will take account of the effect that the proposed night-time closure of March station will have on the community.

Sir George Young

There are no national criteria for the manning of ambulance stations; standards of service have been recommended by the Department, but manning levels are for individual authorities to decide, taking account of this and other factors. The arrangements for the acceptable. Carriage charges were the responsibility of the Egyptian embassy. The cost to public funds was, therefore, negligible. Certain unwanted surgical appliances were also supplied at no cost to public funds, apart from a small amount for carriage.