§ 16. Mr. Matthew Taylor
To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on ambulance response times in Cornwall. 
§ Mr. Horam
West Country Ambulance National Health Service trust, which includes Cornwall, dealt with over 86,000 emergency calls in 1995–96 and reached nearly 80,000 of them within the patients charter target of 19 minutes. This represents over 8,000 more calls reached within 19 minutes than in 1994–95.