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Serious and Organised Crime Agency: Airwave Service

Volume 486: debated on Wednesday 21 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Airwave handsets issued to the Serious and Organised Crime 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. (246190)

The number of Airwave handsets lost since their introduction in 2007 are as follows:

2007: 3

2008: 4

No handsets issued to SOCA have been disabled by the service provider.

These handsets have all been permanently disabled by SOCA in accordance with national standards.