Emergency Services Network

Home Office written question – answered on 25th June 2018.

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Photo of Lord Arbuthnot of Edrom Lord Arbuthnot of Edrom Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ashton of Hyde on 6 June (HL8104), what steps they intend to take to ensure the Emergency Services Network will continue to operate during a prolonged power outage.

Photo of Baroness Williams of Trafford Baroness Williams of Trafford The Minister of State, Home Department, Minister for Equalities (Department for International Development)

The Airwave network would continue to operate in the event of a prolonged power outage. A significant proportion of Airwave sites were fitted with additional power resilience to ensure that sites could run for a minimum of 5 days on autonomous power.

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