§ 68. Mr. Llewellyn
asked the Postmaster-General how many hoax calls of 999 are received in any one year.
§ Mr. K. Thompson
We do not know how many of the 999 calls which we connect to the emergency authorities turn out to be hoax calls, but something like 150,000 calls a year are stopped before 147W connection. Almost all of these are made by children playing in kiosks or as a result of mistaken use of the apparatus.