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Emergency Services Network: Rural Areas

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN 181109, tabled on 14 April 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on the effect on ambulance, flood and other emergency response times of the time taken to roll out the Emergency Services Network in rural areas with poor 4G coverage.

Answered on

23 April 2021

The emergency services currently use the Airwave system which is not run on 4G. This will eventually be replaced by the Emergency Services Network when it is safe to do so. The Home Office is responsible for roll-out of the Emergency Services Network.