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Petition by Daphne Jackson  
Closed Petitions - Petition PE1359  
Petition by Daphne Jackson on behalf of Ettrick and Yarrow Community Council calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to make representations to mobile phone companies to improve mobile phone coverage in rural areas in the interest of economic development and community safety.  
Petitioner: Daphne Jackson  
On behalf of: Ettrick and Yarrow Community Council 
Number of signatures: 780  
Date lodged: 27 September 2010  
SPICe Briefing: Briefing for PE1359 

Written Submissions for PE1359  

Written Questions for PE1359  

9 November 2010 :   The Committee took evidence from Daphne Jackson and Councillor Veronica Davidson and agreed to write to the Scottish Government, Scottish Ambulance Service, Association of Chief Police Officers Scotland, Fire Brigades Union Scotland, Ofcom, Mobile Operators Association, Highlands and Islands Enterprise and Scottish Enterprise seeking responses to points raised in the petition and during the discussion.  

25 January 2011 :   The Committee agreed to close the petition under Rule 15.7 of Standing Orders on the grounds that the Scottish Government has been "actively making and continues to make regular representations to all the UK mobile telecoms operators, with a view to improving mobile phone coverage throughout rural Scotland and the country as a whole". Link to Official Report 25 January 2011" 

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