To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to implement Article 110 of the European Electronic Communications Code; and which (1) department, and (2) minister is responsible for leading on its implementation.
20 December 2018
The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) is the lead department in relation to implementing the European Electronic Communications Code as a whole. Article 110 refers to a “Public warning system”. As a number of organisations have responsibility for warning and informing the public, the Minister for Implementation has asked the Cabinet Office to coordinate a review to establish whether there is a case for a national mobile alerting scheme, in addition to the systems already in place. Further information about the implementation of the Code and ministerial responsibilities will be made available in due course.