Nuisance Calls

Inquiry status: The Culture, Media and Sport Committee has concluded its inquiry into nuisance calls. The Committee's Report has been published and the Government Response has been received.

Report: Nuisance calls

Further Information

Unwanted marketing messages can be received by telephone or text message. Together with abandoned, including silent, telephone calls, these have led to many complaints by constituents to their Members of Parliament.
Ofcom and the Information Commissioner's Office both have regulatory and enforcement responsibilities. The Telephone Preference Service allows individuals to have their telephone number removed from relevant marketing lists.
The Culture, Media and Sport Committee has decided to hold an inquiry into nuisance telephone calls and text messages, focusing on the current regulatory system and its enforcement, the effectiveness of the Telephone Preference Service and practical measures by communications service providers to curtail such communications.



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