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Telephone Services

Question for Department for International Development

UIN 207287, tabled on 29 August 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, under what timetable her Department plans to phase out use of telephone lines with the prefix (a) 0845, 0844 and 0843 in accordance with the Cabinet Office guidance on customer service lines published in December 2013 and (b) 03 and 08, where 03 is the primary number under a dual numbering system.

Answered on

5 September 2014

DFID will phase out 0845 numbers next month. A 0300 number will be available from mid-September 2014, the 0845 number will be decommissioned by end of 2014.