Alasdair McDonnell – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Transport

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Alasdair McDonnell on 2016-10-17.

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will detail how his Department provides support for a not-for-profit training programme for drivers in administering first aid; and how many drivers this programme has trained.

Mr John Hayes

The Department has provided a grant payment of £70,000 to Driver First Assist for its 2016-17 programme.

Driver First Assist is a not for profit organisation training large goods vehicle drivers to provide lifesaving first aid and manage the scene at a road traffic collision prior to the arrival of the emergency services. So far the organisation has trained 738 drivers to act as first responders.