§ Sue Doughty
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much was spent on the review of south-east ambulance services in(a) 1997, (b) 1998, (c) 1999, (d) 2000 and (e) 2001. 
§ Ms Blears
No additional work force costs were incurred as most of the work in connection with the review of ambulance services in the south-east has been carried out by existing civil servants at the Department and staff at health authorities and trusts. Additional costs were incurred for printing and the hire of church halls etc. for public meetings.
The wide ranging nature of the consultation and the number of organisations involved have meant that a central collation of costs has not been possible.