§ Ms Walley
To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if she will investigate the extent to which the specification on which the tendering procedure for the patient transport service contracts in North Staffordshire was based matches the existing level of PTS;
(2) if she will investigate whether the specification on which the successful bid for the passenger transport service 193W contract in North Staffordshire is based takes precise account of high-dependency cases transported between different clinics and units; and if she will make a statement.
§ Mr. Sackville
We have no plans to carry out an investigation. The issue of the patient transport service contract for north Staffordshire is being resolved through local conciliation.