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Mobile Phones

Question for Department for Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 203024, tabled on 30 June 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will make it his policy that no mobile infrastructure projects will be undertaken without first fully investigating the notspot data for the relevant area.

Answered on

7 July 2014

The planning for the Mobile Infrastructure Project was based on data originally provided by the mobile network operators and compiled by Ofcom in 2010. The operators have since made changes to their networks, going through a process of consolidating and sharing sites, and this has had an impact on the locations of not spots. Ofcom updated the not spot data for 2014 with information from the mobile network operators.