Secondary Ticketing

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

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Photo of Mike Weatherley Mike Weatherley Conservative, Hove 12:58 pm, 13th March 2012

I agree. Some 20 years ago, ticket touting at events was a quaint issue, but now it is on an industrial scale. We live in rapidly changing times. I agree that the internet is a huge game changer. The UK Government need to catch up.

It is worth noting, as I said earlier, that a secondary ticketing law goes live in France today. The French are leading the way, the Olympics demanded it, the music industry is begging for action and the fans certainly want it, but what is lacking is our Government’s grasp of the overwhelming evidence for action.