§ Sir Anthony Grant
To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement about the level of funding of the ambulance service and about its response times. 
§ Mr. Horam
Expenditure on ambulance services in England rose by 8 per cent. in real terms between 1991–92 and 1994–95, to a total of £l533 million.
In 1995–96 ambulances responded to more than 2.6 million emergency calls within the patients charter target times, compared with some 2 million in 1992–93.