§ Mrs. Ann Winterton
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he has had any discussions with British Telecom about ways of improving the emergency 999 service since 16 August.
§ Mr. McLoughlin
There is a continuing programme of discussions between Her Majesty's coastguard and BTI in South Wales, on the 999 emergency service. Any problems encountered are the subject of an immediate reporting procedure, with follow-up discussion at subsequent meetings between BTI and senior members of the coastguard staff from Swansea coastguard region.