§ Mr. Spearing
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what is the total of sums paid or liabilities entered into by the London ambulance service in respect of support and services supplied by the Metropolitan police, the Army and other organisations, respectively, from the start of the ambulance dispute until 31 December 1989 and 31 January 1990.
§ Mrs. Virginia Bottomley
The sums paid or liabilities entered into by the London ambulance service in respect of support and services supplied by the organisations listed is as follows:
Period up to December 1989 January 1990 £ £ Private ambulances/car hire 125,084 260,338 Metropolitan Police 4,206,356 6,514,872 St. John Ambulance 115,669 176,551 Red Cross 125,155 191,950 Emergency supplies 932 39,462 TOTAL 4,573,196 7,183,173
The share of the cost of military support which falls to the London ambulance service is not yet known.
Figures for the St. John Ambulance (December 1989/January 1990) and the Red Cross (January 1990) are estimates but are not considered to vary considerably.