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Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 18th January 2011.

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Photo of John Thurso John Thurso Chair, Finance and Services Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will take steps to ensure that the chief executive of Ofcom engages with all interested parties that have concerns over the planned introduction of unlicensed white space devices; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Mark Prisk Mark Prisk The Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

Ofcom, the independent regulator, has engaged extensively with stakeholders on this issue, and recently consulted in November 2010. Ofcom also published two consultations in February and November 2009, regarding cognitive devices using interleaved spectrum, and geolocation for cognitive access respectively. Interested parties have therefore already had a number of opportunities to raise concerns with Ofcom. I anticipate that Ofcom will continue to engage with stakeholders in the future.

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