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Complainant Name:
Representation of the European Commission to the UK

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: News of the World

Complaint:

Ms Jennifer Hutton, press officer for the Representation of the European Commission to the UK, complained that the newspaper had inaccurately suggested that the EC was intending to force Britain to scrap the 999 emergency number.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the newspaper published the following apology:

“Contrary to our article of 24th February, headlined “Nein, nein, nein”, the European Commission has asked us to make clear it has no plans to scrap the 999 emergency number. 999 will continue to run alongside the European-wide 112 number. We regret the confusion.”

Report: 77



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