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National Non-Emergency Number

Volume 447: debated on Tuesday 13 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the national non-emergency number for community safety advice and action will be available for use in Dudley. (77143)

The 101 single non-emergency number service for community safety action, information and advice will be rolled out across England and Wales in a number of waves. The first wave of services have been launched in Hampshire and South Wales, with Leicestershire and Rutland, South Yorkshire and Northumbria launching in summer 2006. The next wave of areas is yet to be agreed. It is planned that the service will be available across England and Wales by the end of 2008.