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Nuisance Calls

Home Office written question – answered on 14th February 2018.

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Photo of Holly Lynch Holly Lynch Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (Flooding and Coastal Communities)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the police response to reports of an 0800 number making repeated threatening phone calls.

Photo of Nick Hurd Nick Hurd The Minister of State, Home Department

The Government takes the issue of malicious or threatening calls very seriously. Individuals who receive such calls are advised to report it to their phone provider.

If such calls are reported to the police it is for chief constables to decide how best to deploy resources to respond to the matter. It is for the directly elected Police and Crime Commissioners to hold the local chief constable to account for the performance of the force on behalf of the public.

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