HC Deb 10 July 2003 vol 408 c1000W
Dr. Murrison

To ask the Secretary of State for Health which NHS trusts do not have the stocks of chemical, biological and radiological protective equipment recommended by his Department; and if he will make a statement. [104159]

Mr. Hutton

All acute national health service acute and ambulance trusts have been issued with personal protective equipment with the exception of Staffordshire Ambulance NHS trust.

Staffordshire Ambulance NHS trust has not been issued with new personal protective equipment as it has shown it can operate effectively with adapted military techniques with its existing equipment.