Further to the question of my hon. Friend the Member for Lewisham, West (Mr. Dowd), and in view of the statements earlier by the Secretary of State for Health about accountability, will the Lord President of the Council find time next week to summon the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster to the House to answer for the period that he was Secretary of State for Health and say why he refused to take any action when the Crisis in the London Ambulance Service was brought to his attention by the Association of London Authorities, the National Union of Public Employees and Opposition Members?
Before becoming a Member of Parliament, I was responsible for introducing a report published by the Association of London Authorities on the Crisis in the London Ambulance Service.
We would not have had the Crisis in the London Ambulance Service if we had had the accountability that we have in the LFCDA.
The recent report of the Health Select Committee found that, for a number of years, the former Secretary of State had ignored all the signs of a Crisis in the London Ambulance Service.