HC Deb 26 April 1994 vol 242 cc151-2W
Mr. Hayes

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many paramedics are currently employed by the London ambulance service; and what the figure was five years ago.

Mr. Sackville

The London Ambulance Service currently has over 400 trained paramedics compared to only seven in 1989. This reflects the excellent progress which is being made on paramedic training.