Telecommunications Cables: Theft

Home Office written question – answered on 6th February 2018.

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Photo of Lord Kennedy of Southwark Lord Kennedy of Southwark Opposition Whip (Lords), Shadow Spokesperson (Home Affairs), Shadow Spokesperson (Communities and Local Government), Shadow Spokesperson (Housing)

To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their latest assessment of the problem of cable theft in the UK’s communications industry.

Photo of Baroness Williams of Trafford Baroness Williams of Trafford The Minister of State, Home Department, Minister for Equalities (Department for International Development)

The Government works closely with industry on resilience issues which include understanding better the impact of cable theft on communications networks. In relation to cables that are made of, or contain metal, the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 provides a strong legislative basis for helping to prevent and tackle such theft by making it more difficult for criminals to dispose of stolen metal.

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