Tickets: Fraud

Home Office written question – answered on 16th December 2014.

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Photo of Sharon Hodgson Sharon Hodgson Shadow Minister (Equalities)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions her Department has had with representatives of (a) primary ticketing agencies and (b) secondary ticketing platforms on enhancing the prevention and detection of (i) the use of botnets and (ii) ticket fraud.

Photo of Karen Bradley Karen Bradley The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

Home Office Ministers and officials have had no meetings with primary ticketing

agencies or secondary ticketing platforms on this issue.

Ministers in the Home Office, Department for Culture, Media and Sport and the

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills have discussions and correspond

together on a wide range of issues, and this has included agreeing the content

of the Consumer Rights Bill. Officials from those Departments are in regular

contact, including regarding the issue of resale of tickets.

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