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101 Hotline

Volume 455: debated on Friday 26 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) which partnerships are in Wave 2 of the national 101 programme; and which are in Wave 3; (116060)

(2) what the planned date is for national coverage of the 101 Hotline;

(3) what date has been set to sign funding agreements between his Department and the Wave 2 101 Partnerships.

Evaluation and assessment of the introduction of the Single Non-Emergency Number, 101, in the five Wave 1 Partnership areas are currently ongoing. Plans for future Programme development beyond Wave 1 Partnership areas will depend on the outcome of this evaluation and assessment, including optimum costs and benefits, to be completed in autumn 2007.