§ Mr. Ian Bruce
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what investigations(a) he and (b) Oftel have carried out into incidences of a UK-licensed telecommunications operator short-terminating calls in the UK between Bell Canada customers and Madagascar. 
§ Ms Hewitt
[holding answer 27 March 2001]: Neither the Government nor Oftel have received any representations about the short termination of calls between Bell Canada customers and Madagascar, and no investigations have been carried out. Oftel will investigate any complaints made to them that an operator licensed under the Telecommunications Act might be acting in breach of its licence.