§ Mr. Tony Banks
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much has been paid by the London ambulance service to the Metropolitan police for costs arising from the present dispute in each week, from the commencement to the latest date for which figures are available.
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
The sums paid by the London ambulance service to the Metropolitan police in respect of the costs arising from the ambulance dispute are as follows:
Period covered Cost (£) 23–24 October 1989 131,566 Week ending
Period covered Cost (£) 12 November 1989 537,235 19 November 1989 601,063 26 November 1989 525,724 3 December 1989 471,856 10 December 1989 504,854
Later information on a weekly basis is not currently available, but expenditure is continuing at roughly the same level.