Inquiry launched after campaign by Isle MP

Andrew Percy MP
Andrew Percy MP

An inquiry is to be held into nuisance telephone calls and texts following a campaign by Isle MP Andrew Percy.

The Conservative MP recently met with the communications regulator Ofcom to discuss his concerns after residents complained about being bombarded with unwanted calls and text messages.

The House of Commons’ Culture, Media & Supports (DCMS) Committee will now hold an inquiry into the issue.

Mr Percy said: “We’re all fed up with these annoying phone calls, so I’m pleased the Committee is going to investigate them.

“I am constantly bombarded with text messages about PPI, pensions and much more. Like most people, I haven’t asked for these texts or calls and I find them really irritating.

“I am urging residents to submit any evidence or experiences of nuisance phone calls or text messages to me so that I can send them on to the committee to look at.”

Committee members will investigate the current regulatory system and its enforcement, as well as the effectiveness of the Telephone Preference Service and practical measures by communications service providers to curtail such communications.