HC Deb 04 July 1996 vol 280 c494W
Mr. Hoyle

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his answer of 12 June,Official Report, column 89 in which two ambulance services the evaluation was commissioned; and how much is being spent on it. [35453]

Mr. Horam

The evaluation was conducted on Derbyshire Ambulance Service NHS trust and Essex Ambulance Service NHS trust.

The cost of the research was £52,462.

Mr. Austin Mitchell

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many health service commissioners have market tested the provision of ambulance services; and with what results. [35580]

Mr. Horam

South Staffordshire Health Authority has market tested ambulance services for a part of its area which bordered on Greater Birmingham. The contract was retained by the West Midlands ambulance service.