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CALLING TIME ON NUISANCE CALLS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 223: tabled on 30 June 2015

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 63 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 recognises that too many members of the public are bombarded with nuisance calls and texts which is a huge issue of concern; is aware that the Which? campaign, Calling Time on Nuisance Calls and Texts, found that eight in 10 people said that cold calls were an annoying interruption to their daily lives and one third saying they have felt intimidated by them, with more than half of people (56 per cent) saying that they had been discouraged from picking up their landline telephone when it rings owing to cold calls; recalls that following this campaign the Government published its Action Plan to tackle the issue and a subsequent Which?-led taskforce was established; supports the series of recommendations this taskforce set out for the Government, regulators and businesses, including introducing legislation to make senior executives more responsible for the actions of their company; calls on the Government to introduce mandatory caller line identification for all marketing calls to enable consumers to more easily report an unwanted caller or to contact the company and request to be removed from their database; and further calls on the Government to look at whether the rules around how our data is collected, used and traded needs to be tightened so that the right balance can be struck between enabling decent businesses to carry out direct marketing activity where consumers have given their consent for their personal data to be used, and preventing the abuse of their privacy by unscrupulous businesses.

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.

Ahmed-Sheikh, Ms Tasmina
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 July 2015
Ochil and South Perthshire
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2015
Blaydon
Arkless, Richard
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 July 2015
Dumfries and Galloway
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 June 2015
Livingston
Black, Ms Mhairi
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 July 2015
Paisley and Renfrewshire South
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 June 2015
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Blackman, Kirsty
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 July 2015
Aberdeen North
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 June 2015
Edinburgh North and Leith
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 July 2015
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 July 2015
East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 7 July 2015
East Londonderry
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 June 2015
Edinburgh South West
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2015
Islington North
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 June 2015
Inverclyde
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 June 2015
Lanark and Hamilton East
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2015
Coventry South
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 July 2015
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Docherty, Martin John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 July 2015
West Dunbartonshire
Donaldson, Stuart Blair
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 July 2015
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 June 2015
Motherwell and Wishaw
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2015
Birmingham, Hall Green
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 June 2015
Glasgow North
Grant, Peter
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 June 2015
Glenrothes
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 June 2015
Airdrie and Shotts
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 July 2015
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 6 July 2015
North Down
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2015
Luton North
Kerevan, George
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 July 2015
East Lothian
Kinahan, Danny
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 13 July 2015
South Antrim
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 June 2015
Dundee West
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 8 July 2015
New Forest East
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 23 February 2016
Brighton, Pavilion
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 June 2015
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Maskell, Rachael
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2015
York Central
McCaig, Callum
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 July 2015
Aberdeen South
McGarry, Natalie
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 June 2015
Glasgow East
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2015
Mansfield
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 July 2015
Glasgow North West
Monaghan, Dr Paul
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 July 2015
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Morris, Grahame
Labour
Signed on 7 July 2015
Easington
Mullin, Roger
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 June 2015
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 June 2015
Argyll and Bute
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 July 2015
East Renfrewshire
Pugh, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 November 2015
Southport
Salmond, Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 July 2015
Gordon
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 6 July 2015
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 1 July 2015
Strangford
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 June 2015
Edinburgh East
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 1 July 2015
Upper Bann
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 June 2015
Glasgow South West
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 June 2015
Glasgow Central
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 July 2015
Midlothian
Thomson, Michelle
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 July 2015
Edinburgh West
Weir, Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 July 2015
Angus
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 July 2015
Central Ayrshire
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 July 2015
Ceredigion
Wilson, Corri
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 July 2015
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.