§ Mr. Atkins
To ask the President of the Board of Trade what action he proposes to take to prevent the(a) sale and (b) use of devices for the cloning of mobile telephones; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Ian Taylor
Following the publication of the industry and Government study group recommendations on mobile phone fraud and crime last year, I am very pleased to see that my hon. Friend the Member for South Dorset (Mr. Bruce) introduced a private Member's Bill on telecommunications fraud on 20 November. I understand that this Bill will implement the study group's recommendation for legislative changes to the current offences on telecommunications fraud, and therefore be highly relevant to the problems of cloned mobile telephones referred to by my hon. Friend.