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Obscene Telephone Calls

Volume 171: debated on Friday 4 May 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when he expects to receive a report from British Telecom on the findings of its task force on obscene telephone calls; and if he will place it in the Library.

[holding answer 3 May 1990]: This is a matter for the director general of Telecommunications, who has maintained a close interest in British Telecom's initiative on nuisance calls.

The report has been sent by British Telecom to the director general in view of his responsibilities under the Telecommunications Act 1984. He is currently considering the findings of the report.