§ Mr. Franks
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what representations he has received regarding the ambulancemen's dispute; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mrs. Virginia Bottomley
Representations have been received by the Department from trade unions on the staff side of the ambulance Whitley Councils and from the Association of Professional Ambulance Personnel which claims to have within its membership over 20 per cent. of all ambulance personnel but is not represented on the staff side of the Whitley Councils. Representations have come also from members of the public writing direct or through their Members of Parliament.