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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-04919: Alexander Stewart (Mid Scotland and Fife)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 21 November 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking in light of the reports that cities in Scotland have the highest rates of nuisance calls in the UK.

Answered by: Keith Brown 30 November 2016

Following Which? research from November 2015 that showed people in Scotland receive more nuisance calls than the rest of the UK, the Scottish Government held a successful Nuisance Calls Summit on 29 June 2016 with regulators, industry and consumer groups. Three key themes were identified that will be explored in more detail at a short life Nuisance Calls Commission which first met on 30 November 2016. It aims to find practical solutions to the problem of unwanted calls which make long term differences and reduce their impact on people’s lives.