§ Mr. Morgan
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what consultations he has had with chief ambulance officers and the chairmen of the Welsh ambulance trusts concerning(a) financial viability, (b) revisions of boundaries (c) mergers and (d) potential efficiency savings; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Hague
I have had no consultations with ambulance NHS trusts on border changes or mergers. All NHS trusts, including ambulance trusts, are monitored regularly by my Department to ensure financial viability. For 1996–97, I have asked health authorities to make 3 per cent. efficiency savings across Wales which will be reflected in the contracts which they strike with all trusts.