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MOBILE TELEPHONE THEFTS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2191: tabled on 15 September 2011

Tabled in the 2010-12 session.

This motion has been signed by 22 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House notes that customers are liable for the cost of telephone calls incurred on their mobile telephones after they are stolen and before the theft is noticed and reported; further notes credible research from the consumer organisation Which?, that nearly six million people were victims of mobile telephone theft in the past five years; recognises that such bills can be massive especially when stolen telephones are used for expensive internationalcalls, sometimes by organised crime rings; believes that mobile telephone companies have insufficient incentives to find solutions to this growing problem because they continue to make profits on the bills of their innocent customers; and urges the companies in these circumstances to charge the lower wholesale rather than the much higher retail costs which could dramatically reduce the cost to those who have suffered both theft and a sometimes huge penalty.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.