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101 Calls: Finance

Volume 476: debated on Thursday 22 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which local authorities are providing funding for the non-emergency 101 telephone number following the end of her Department’s funding. (202884)

The Home Office is continuing to provide funding for the national telephony infrastructure to enable partnerships to continue to use the 101 number.

101 continues to operate in Cardiff, Sheffield and Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. A pilot is also running in two London boroughs, Waltham Forest and Barking and Dagenham.

Sheffield city council, Cardiff council, Hampshire county council, the Greater London authority, and the London boroughs of Waltham Forest and Barking and Dagenham are contributing funding to these services.