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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:02 am on 9th May 2019.

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Photo of Colleen Fletcher Colleen Fletcher Opposition Whip (Commons) 11:02 am, 9th May 2019

New data shows that there have been nearly 5,500 hoax calls to the West Midlands ambulance service in the past five years. Hoax calls not only waste hundreds of thousands of pounds of taxpayers’ money, but put lives at risk due to delays in answering calls from patients who genuinely need help. Will the Leader of the House join me in condemning those who make hoax calls to our emergency services? Will she look for an opportunity to have a debate in Government time on the vital work that our ambulance services do and how we can all help to reduce the number of hoax calls for the future?