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Emergency Calls: Wales

Volume 488: debated on Tuesday 3 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many non-emergency calls were made to (a) the English language telephone number and (b) the Welsh language telephone number in each police force in Wales in the last year for which figures are available. (256429)

I have been asked to reply.

Data for the period from April 2008 to January 2009 are shown in the following table.

Non emergency calls to Welsh Police forces from April 2008 to January 2009

Number

Police force

English language

Welsh language

Dyfed Powys Police1

311,458

8,127

Gwent Police

185,170

2

North Wales Police

513,579

12,583

South Wales Police3

59,547

1,385

1 Dyfed Powys Police began collecting data for Welsh language calls in November 2008

2 English only used

3 South Wales Police do not collect force-wide data. The data shown here are for Cardiff only.