§ 14. Gregory Barker
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of category A emergency calls were answered within eight minutes in East Sussex in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Ms Rosie Winterton
Response times to life threatening calls have significantly improved across the country. Latest information for the year 2002–03 showed that the Sussex Ambulance NHS Trust responded to 72.4 per cent. of life threatening category A calls within eight minutes, compared with 61.3 per cent. in 2000–01.