Clause 2

Part of Emergency Workers (Protection) Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 2:30 pm on 26th April 2006.

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Photo of Nick Herbert Nick Herbert Shadow Minister (Home Affairs) 2:30 pm, 26th April 2006

I do not wish to detain the Committee, but I wonder whether the right hon. Member for Swansea, West or the Minister can answer a point that has just occurred to me. We have just agreed amendments relating to protection for people who are employed by a relevant NHS body to provide services. What is the position of St. John Ambulance workers? They might not be employed by the NHS but they provide important ambulance services for the public. I am sure that the Committee would agree that they should be included in the protections accorded by this Bill, and I shall be grateful for clarification as to whether that is the case.