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Telephone Numbers: FCO

Volume 691: debated on Monday 30 April 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many non-geographic telephone numbers are in use by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and its agencies; what services can be accessed by calling each of them; and what revenue has been received from them between September 2004 and September 2006. [HL3303]

There are three non-geographic telephone numbers in use by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and its agencies in the UK. Two are used for consular and visa inquiries, and one is for use by internal staff in the event of an emergency. No revenue was accrued by the FCO during the period September 2004-September 2006 in relation to these numbers.

It would incur disproportionate cost to compile the information requested by the noble Lord in relation to FCO missions overseas.