Question for written answer E-000251/2015
to the Commission
Jonathan Arnott (EFDD)
Subject: London air ambulance
It has been reported in the British press1 that London was without its air ambulance service for three weeks owing to new EU rules.
Could the Commission shed any light on this situation, and refer to the relevant regulation or directive?
Answer given by Ms Bulc
on behalf of the Commission
On the basis of the information available to the Commission, it appears that London Air Ambulance Service helicopter was out of service for three weeks for planned maintenance. The Service made an operational decision not to use an alternative helicopter during this period. It would thus not seem the case that this decision was the result of EU legislative or regulatory requirements.