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Departments: Telephones Services

Volume 460: debated on Wednesday 23 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many telephone helplines are sponsored by his Department with the prefix (a) 0870 and (b) 0845; and whether alternative geographic numbers are available in each case. (138488)

A number of “08” telephones services are administered by the department for public use. From central records the only information that can be provided on the Department’s use of 0870 and 0845 telephone numbers is listed below. Call volumes to these numbers, especially the 0870 numbers, are relatively low and the Department does not offer alternative geographic contact numbers;

(a)

0870 191 0111

0870 191 0112

0870 191 0113

0870 191 0114

0870 191 0115

0870 191 0116

0870 191 0117

0870 191 0118

0870 240 5927

0870 240 5929

0870 600 6080

0870 606 1515

(b)

0845 001 0030

0845 015 0010

0845 015 0020

0845 015 0030

0845 019 0001

0845 404 0506

0845 600 0678

0845 600 9006

0845 955 5105