Nuisance Calls:Written question - HL2157

Q
Asked on: 10 October 2016
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
Nuisance Calls
Lords
To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the risk of pension fraud and scams, what are their reasons for not banning cold calling about pensions.
A
Answered by: Lord Ashton of Hyde
Answered on: 20 October 2016

We are determined to tackle the scourge of nuisance calls especially those of a fraudulent nature. Our efforts are focused on taking action against companies that are deliberating break the rules, rather than penalising legitimate businesses who comply with the law.

My Department is in conversations with Her Majesty’s Treasury and the Department for Work and Pensions on how best we tackle scams as a result of pensions cold calls.

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