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Telephone/Internet Services

Volume 447: debated on Friday 16 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a statement on progress in extending choice and competition in telephone and internet services to the residents and businesses of Kingston upon Hull. (72538)

The matter raised is the responsibility of the regulator, the Office of Communications (Ofcom) which is accountable to Parliament rather than Ministers. I have asked the chief executive of Ofcom to reply directly to my hon. Friend. Copies of the chief executive’s letter have been placed in the Libraries of the House.