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Mobile Phone Fraud

Volume 264: debated on Tuesday 24 October 1995

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will set out the figures for the incidents for (a) each category of mobile phone cloning reported and/or investigated and (b) each category of mobile phone theft reported and/or investigated by each police force in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland in each of the last two years for which figures are available and the totals for the last five years. [38344]

The information is not collected centrally. However, I understood that the mobile telecommunications industry has provided some estimates on mobile phone fraud as part of its contribution to the work of the industry and Government study group on mobile phone fraud. I understand that a copy of the briefing paper containing these estimates is in the Library.