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Departments: Telephone Services

Volume 461: debated on Thursday 14 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department 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. (138485)

The number of telephone lines with the prefix 0870 and 0845 used by the Home Office was printed in answer to a question from the hon. Member for Meriden (Mrs. Spelman) on 8 June 2007, Official Report, column 672W. Of the 63 listed, 27 (42.9 per cent.) have geographic alternatives.