HC Deb 19 September 2002 vol 390 c362W
Mr. Randall

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the answer of 11 July 2002,Official Report, column 1205W, for what types of purposes 0870 numbers are used; and what level of payment is judged to be suitable. [71128]

Mr. Lammy

The Department manages one 0870 line, this being the NHS Responseline. This line was introduced by the NHS Executive in April 1997 to provide a service to the National Health Service to call and place orders for delivery of Departmental publications within 48 hours.

This line is charged at the national standard call rates set by Cable and Wireless.