Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-09-16
Session date: 
September 16, 2015
Reference: 
2015/2624
Question By: 
Roger Evans
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

With it being announced that Kellogg Brown & Root Limits have been selected to deliver Lot 1 of the Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme - how confident are you that emergency service communications in London will be as efficient and effective as possible? Also, what provisions are being put in place to ensure that, under the new scheme, the emergency services will still be able to communicate on the London Underground network?

Answer

Answer for Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme

Answer for Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Kellogg Brown & Root have been awarded the Delivery Partner contract.  However, the contracts for the Mobile Services and User Services are not due to be awarded until October 2015. All three emergency services were engaged in setting the requirements for the replacement service and the programme has stated that the service that will be delivered will be no less than that currently provided by the Airwave service and will fully meet the user requirements.

Discussions are still ongoing between the Home Office, who are delivering the programme, and TfL on the detail of how the new service will be incorporated within the underground network. Once a solution has been determined the emergency services will be consulted in order to confirm that it meets with their operational requirements.