Mr. Robert Hughes
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what costs have fallen to local authorities in England and Wales as a result of provision of services which otherwise would have been provided by the ambulance service during the current ambulance dispute.
§ Mr. Chope
Information is not held centrally about the cost of any arrangements which may have been made between local authorities and health authorities for the provision of assistance during the ambulance dispute. The cost of assistance provided by military, police and other organisations will be met by the relevant health authorities.