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Emergency Services Network: Rural Areas

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN 181110, 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 Home Affairs on the effect on ambulance, flood and other emergency service response times in rural areas with inadequate 4G coverage of delays to the roll out of the Emergency Services Network.

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.