§ Mr. Trimble
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many emergency calls for ambulances there have been in(a) Craigavon, (b) Newry and Mourne, and (d) Down districts from January 1995 to 30 April 1995; what has been the (i) longest, (ii) shortest and (iii) average time before the dispatch of an ambulance; and what has been the (1) longest, (2) shortest and (3) average time between the receipt of the call and the arrival of the patient at hospital. 
§ Sir John Wheeler
This information is not available in the format requested. The table shows how many emergency calls were received by the Eastern ambulance trust and the Southern health and social services board during the quarter 1 January 1995 to 31 March 1995.758W Activation times, defined as the time from receipt of an ermgency call until an ambulance is on its way, and response times, defined as the time from receipt of an emergency call until the arrival of an ambulance with the patient, are also shown. Information on the time from the receipt of an emergency call to the arrival of the patient at hospital is not collected centrally.
Total number of emergency calls responded to within Board/trust Total number of emergency calls received Total number of emergency calls activated within 3 minutes 8 mins 18/21 mins Eastern 6,819 5,726 3,355 6,493 Southern 1,345 1,168 1667 11,255 Notes: Information is not collected centrally below board/trust level. Abortive calls have been excluded. 1 The response time was not recorded for one emergency call.