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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:27 pm on 28th October 2019.

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Photo of John Whittingdale John Whittingdale Conservative, Maldon 4:27 pm, 28th October 2019

May I congratulate my right hon. Friend on persuading the mobile operators to do what they resisted and told us was completely impossible for them to do? When she comes to address the final 5%—the notspots—will she ensure that lessons are learned from the previous attempt, which was the mobile infrastructure project? Unfortunately, that was able to deliver only a fraction of the number of miles promised, given the numerous obstacles that it ran into.