Event ticketing market: Committee publishes Secretary of State reply

28 November 2016

The Culture, Media and Sport Committee publishes a reply from Secretary of State, Karen Bradley on the issues it raised regarding ticket abuse and digital 'harvesting'.

The Culture, Media and Sport Committee wrote to Secretary of State Karen Bradley to raise its concerns about problems in the operation of the event ticketing market following an evidence session on this issue on 15 November 2016.

A strong area of unanimity among the witnesses was for immediate measures to be taken to make it an offence to use digital ticket purchasing software to buy up an excessive number of tickets for events, as has happened in other jurisdictions. 

As such, the Committee has tabled an amendment to the Digital Economy Bill—the House is considering the Remaining stages of the Bill later today.

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