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Television: Telephone Services

Volume 476: debated on Thursday 22 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the police plan to investigate the recent cases of television broadcaster misconduct in the use of premium rate telephone services in viewer competitions and voting; and if she will make a statement. (205855)

Matters of misconduct by broadcasters is a matter for the Office of Communications (OFCOM). It is an operational matter for the police to determine whether an investigation should be conducted in response to any allegation of a criminal offence.