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Question for Department for Culture, Media and Sport

UIN HL3649, tabled on 11 December 2014

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the findings of the Metropolitan Police in their February 2013 Report "Ticket Crime", and in particular the suggestion that "the lack of legislation outlawing the unauthorised resale of tickets and the absence of regulation of the primary and secondary markets encourages unscrupulous practices, a lack of transparency and fraud".

Answered on

18 December 2014

The Metropolitan Police's 2013 report "Ticket Crime" highlights that many of the methods that touts use to acquire tickets are already illegal, as is the act of fraudulently selling fake or non-existent tickets.

I will continue to discuss the secondary ticket market with ministerial colleagues and the relevant stakeholders, this includes discussion of options that will help consumers to make informed ticket purchases in a safe and secure environment.