Emergency services communications

Published on: 23 June 2017

In the last Parliament, the Public Accounts Committee, which I chaired, raised concerns about the timetable for introduction a new system of communication for our emergency services – the Emergency Services Network.

The tragic incidents in Manchester, London Bridge, Grenfell Tower and Finsbury Park highlight the importance of our emergency services being able to communicate effectively in the event of an emergency.

I have written to the Home Secretary asking when the new system will be implemented and to ensure there is no gap in service.