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House of Lords written question – answered on 6th January 2015.

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Photo of Baroness Heyhoe Flint Baroness Heyhoe Flint Conservative

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the findings of the Metropolitan Police in their February 2013 Report “Ticket Crime”, and in particular the suggestion that “the lack of legislation outlawing the unauthorised resale of tickets and the absence of regulation of the primary and secondary markets encourages unscrupulous practices, a lack of transparency and fraud”.

Photo of Lord Gardiner of Kimble Lord Gardiner of Kimble Lords Spokesperson (Department for Culture, Media and Sport), Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip)

The Metropolitan Police’s 2013 report “Ticket Crime” highlights that many of the methods that touts use to acquire tickets are already illegal, as is the act of fraudulently selling fake or non-existent tickets.

I will continue to discuss the secondary ticket market with ministerial colleagues and the relevant stakeholders, this includes discussion of options that will help consumers to make informed ticket purchases in a safe and secure environment.

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