London Ambulance Service (Hansard, 16 January 1997)
HC Deb 16 January 1997 vol 288 c328W
Mr. John Marshall

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many paramedics were employed by the London ambulance service during each of the last five years; and how many are currently employed. [10763]

Mr. Horam

The number of paramedics currently employed by the London ambulance service is 775. The historical figures are:
Date Paramedic numbers
December 1991 228
December 1992 303
December 1993 351
December 1994 474
December 1995 641

Mr. Marshall

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on the trend in response rates by the London ambulance service in the London borough of Barnet during the last three years. [10775]

Mr. Horam

The number of emergency calls answered by the London ambulance service in the London borough of Barnet within 14 minutes, rose from 66 per cent. in June 1995 to 89 per cent. in December 1996. Demand rose from 1,495 in June 1995 to over 2,000 in December 1996. Infonnation on earlier years is not available.

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