HC Deb 29 July 1983 vol 46 c668W
Mr. Parry

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what criteria are applied before firms are permitted to operate private emergency ambulance services; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. John Patten

There are no statutory powers to control the operation of private ambulance services, apart from those for which my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Transport is responsible relating to the use of coloured warning lights, sirens and the manner of driving in an emergency.