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Non-emergency Police Number

Volume 455: debated on Thursday 25 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans there are to introduce the non-emergency police number 101 in the Dorset area. (117320)

Evaluation and assessment of the introduction of the Single Non-Emergency Number, 101, in the five Wave one Police and Local Authority Partnership areas are currently ongoing. Plans for future programme development beyond wave one partnership areas, including Dorset, will be deferred pending the outcome of this evaluation and assessment, including optimum costs and benefits, to be completed in autumn 2007.