§ Mr. Greg Knight
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make it his policy to ensure that ambulance drivers who are engaged in work of an urgent or emergency nature are neither penalised nor prosecuted for speeding; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Caroline Flint
[holding answer 5 May 2004]: Provision already exists in law to protect drivers of vehicles being used for an ambulance purpose from prosecution for excess speed offences. This exemption is contained under section 87 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984.