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Junk Mail

Volume 173: debated on Thursday 24 May 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will list the representations he has received on junk mail posted within the United Kingdom and from abroad; and what plans he has to ban such mail.

I receive a small but steady flow of complaints from individuals about unsolicited mail. Recently, this has included complaints about some mail posted from abroad. Those who complain are primarily concerned about how their names and addresses were obtained.I have no plans to ban such mail.