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Volume 502: debated on Wednesday 16 December 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what plans his Department has to commission a study into the effect on demand for broadband of the proposed 50 pence per month levy on fixed telephone lines. (306977)

The Department has no such plans. We will carefully monitor the impact of the Landline Duty, but we do not expect it to impact negatively on demand for broadband when set against falling telecoms prices over the last three years.