HC Deb 18 July 1988 vol 137 c501W
Mr. Galloway

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if it is the intention of the Scottish ambulance service to privatise the non-emergency services; and whether tenders are currently being sought for the private provision of these facilities.

Mr. Michael Forsyth

It is our intention to introduce competitive tendering for non-emergency patient transport. Consideration is currently being given to how this can be achieved but no tenders have yet been sought.