Secondary Ticketing

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 12:58 pm on 13th March 2012.

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Photo of Tracey Crouch Tracey Crouch Conservative, Chatham and Aylesford 12:58 pm, 13th March 2012

I was surprised by the number of e-mails I received on this issue. Having heard that list, perhaps I should not have been. I received an e-mail from a constituent, Mr Sunderland from Larkfield. He said that a typical scenario is for tickets to go on sale on a Friday at 9 am, and by 9.10 am they are sold out. They are then listed on other websites at triple the face value, or even more, of the original tickets. Does my hon. Friend agree that we should be putting the fan, not the salesman, at the centre of the ticketing process for live music and other events?