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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-04115: Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 28 October 2016

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide a breakdown of how many phone boxes have been removed in rural areas where there is poor mobile phone coverage.

Answered by: Fergus Ewing 8 November 2016

The removal of public phone boxes is a reserved issue for which the Scottish Government has no direct role or influence, and which is governed by Ofcom's regulations on BT. The Scottish Government is not consulted on phone box removal and does not hold any relevant data.