§ 83. Mr. Driberg
asked the Minister of Health to what extent new ambulances are equipped internally in accordance with standards laid down by his Department; whether the practical experience of ambulance workers is taken into account in the provision and design of such equipment; and whether qualified industrial designers are employed for this purpose.
§ Miss Pitt
My information is that most local health authorities have equipped their ambulances in accordance with guidance given by the Ministry following the advice of a Working Party half of whose members had practical experience of ambulance work; and all authorities have the advice of their own ambulance staff to draw on. While I do not know the extent to which manufacturers employ qualified industrial designers, I understand that they maintain contact with ambulance authorities and carry out considerable research in the design of equipment.