PM vows to change mobile mast laws to boost broadband and tackle ‘not spots’


Cameron made the comments at Prime Minister’s Questions

David Cameron has vowed to change laws so more mobile phone masts can be built to boost broadband speeds and tackle ‘not spots’ in rural areas.

Cameron made the comments after Conservative MP Andrew Murrison raised the issue of poor broadband and network coverage at PMQs.

The Prime Minister said MPs have all been guilty of leading campaigns against mobile phone masts in the past. He said: “I think this is something for members right across the House. 10 years ago we were all rather guilty of leading campaigns against masts and the rest of it.

“Our constituents now want coverage for the internet, they want coverage for mobile phones.

“We need to make sure we change the law in all the ways necessary to make sure masts are built, we increase coverage and we ensure everyone is connected to the information superhighway.”

The number of homes with access to superfast broadband had doubled since 2010, according to Cameron.