Mobile Phones: Fees and Charges

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 21st June 2018.

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Photo of Gill Furniss Gill Furniss Shadow Minister (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Steel, Postal Affairs and Consumer Protection)

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether the Government plans to include roaming charges in trade deals with countries after the UK leaves the EU.

Photo of Gill Furniss Gill Furniss Shadow Minister (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Steel, Postal Affairs and Consumer Protection)

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits to consumers of including roam like at home provisions in future trade deals.

Photo of Gill Furniss Gill Furniss Shadow Minister (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Steel, Postal Affairs and Consumer Protection)

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether he has plans to prioritise free-roaming for consumers in trade deals after the UK leaves the EU.

Photo of Margot James Margot James The Minister of State, Department for Culture, Media and Sport

We are committed to securing the best deal for British consumers. Mobile roaming could form part of any trade negotiation we have with other countries after we leave the European Union and the Government is exploring all options. Any arrangements on mobile roaming would be subject to negotiations.

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