Single Non-Emergency Number

Meeting: 
MQT on 2009-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2009
Reference: 
2009/3422
Question By: 
John Biggs
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Anthony Browne and Ian Henderson, TfL, commissioned a report to look into the impact of a single non-emergency number for London and held a meeting on 6 November to discuss this. What actions have arisen from this meeting? Are you in favour of a single non-emergency number? Will one be implemented during your current term of office?

Answer

Answer for Single Non-Emergency Number

Answer for Single Non-Emergency Number

Answered By: 
The Mayor

A single number for government services and information has proved very popular in many North American cities, which is why I asked Anthony Browne to commission TfL to do a feasibility study into whether such a number could work in London. When the study has been completed and presented to me, I will decide on whether to take the project forwards.