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Volume 497: debated on Tuesday 13 October 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what his policy is on the implementation of eCall in-car communication technology in (a) the UK and (b) the EU; what estimate his Department has made of the costs and benefits of implementation of this technology; and if he will make a statement. (291491)

I refer the hon. Member to the answer given on 5 March 2009, Official Report, column 1724W.

The European Commission is currently finalising a further study including a review of eCall deployment within UK. We will review the report when it is made available and consider our position as necessary in light of any new evidence or information.