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Ticket Touts

Volume 173: debated on Thursday 24 May 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Employment whether he has any plans to make the resale of tickets at pop concerts by touts unlawful; and if he will make a statement.

I have been asked to reply.We have no such plans to make unlawful the activities of ticket touts at pop concerts. The tout pays the asking price for tickets, so the ticket seller does not lose and the person purchasing a ticket from the tout is willing to pay above its face value in order to obtain it.