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PE01285: Free calls to NHS 24 for mobile phones

Health

Petitioner: Caroline Mockford

Status:
Closed

Date Lodged: 08 October 2009

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to make arrangements for all calls from mobile phones to NHS 24 to be free of charge to users.

Petition History:

Summary:

3 November 2009: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government (covering NHS 24), Ofcom, Orange, Vodafone, T-Mobile and O2 seeking responses to the points raised in the petition and during the discussion. Link to Official Report 3 November 2009 (237KB pdf)

9 February 2010: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government seeking a response to specific points. Link to Official Report 9 February 2010 (accessible HTML)

15 November 2011: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government seeking a response to specific points. Link to Official Report 15 November 2011 (379KB pdf)

7 February 2012: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government. Link to Official Report 7 February 2012 (237KB pdf)

1 May 2012: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government. Link to Official Report 1 May 2012 (399KB pdf)

12 June 2012: The Committee agreed to await the publication of the University of Sheffield's report. Link to Official Report 12 June 2012 (382KB pdf)

2 October 2012: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government. Link to Official Report 2 October 2012 (436KB pdf)

8 January 2013: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government. Link to Official Report 8 January 2013 (474KB pdf)

5 February 2013: The Committee agreed to close the petition under Rule 15.7 on the grounds that the Scottish Government has announced that the number for NHS 24 is to be replaced by 111, a number which will be free to call from landlines and mobiles. Link to Official Report 5 February 2013 (374KB pdf)    

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