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Departmental Telephone Services

Volume 502: debated on Monday 14 December 2009

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many telephone lines with the prefix (a) 0870, (b) 0845 and (c) 0800 his Department (i) operates and (ii) sponsors; how many calls were received to each number in the last 12 months; and whether alternative numbers charged at the BT local rate are available in each case. (305216)

HM Treasury operates and funds the following telephone lines:

Prefix

Lines operated and funded

Local rate alternative available

Calls in last 12 months

0870

0

n/a

n/a

0845

1

Yes

23,250

1

Yes

38,625

0800

1

n/a

1

1 Available only at disproportionate cost