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National Policing Improvement Agency: Airwave Service

Volume 486: debated on Tuesday 13 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Airwave handsets issued to the National Policing Improvement Agency have been lost in each year since their introduction; and how many handsets issued to the Agency have been disabled by the service provider through (a) loss, (b) breakage and (c) other reasons in each such year. (246189)

The National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA) is not aware of any handsets issued to them having been lost since the NPIA legally vested in April 2007. In November 2008, two Airwave handsets were mislaid for approximately five hours. As a precautionary measure these were disabled from operating on the network.