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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-08872: Willie Coffey (Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley)

Scottish National Party

Date lodged: 19 April 2017

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5O-00873 by Fergus Ewing on 19 April 2017, in light of the EU abolishing mobile roaming charges from June 2017, what discussions it has had with the UK Government regarding these charges after the UK exits the EU.

Answered by: Fergus Ewing 2 May 2017

The Scottish Government has had no discussions with the UK Government on mobile roaming charges after the UK exits the EU. This, as with all aspects of telecoms policy and regulation, is a reserved issue.

I have written to Matt Hancock, Minister of State for Digital and Culture, on a number of occasions since 25 October 2016 on a range of digital connectivity issues. I have not yet received a substantive reply to the issues I raised in these letters.