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Mobile Phones: Hertfordshire

Question for Department for Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 203627, tabled on 2 July 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the decision not to proceed with a mast at Fownhope, if he will include the lack of mobile network coverage in that area in any future discussion he has with network operators.

Answered on

9 July 2014

Mobile coverage in the UK as a whole is amongst the best in Europe but we aspire to better. The Secretary of State has been discussing with Ofcom and the mobile network operators what more can be done improve coverage. No firm decisions have been taken yet on the most effective methods of extending coverage.