House of Commons
Price Gouging
EDM #436
Tabled 04 May 2020
2019-21 Session
That this House applauds the excellent work of consumer organisation Which? in its investigations into price-gouging during the Covid19 crisis; is deeply concerned with the recent trend of unreasonable hikes in the prices of essential items by online retailers due to the covid-19 pandemic, a practice known as price gouging; understands that there have been reports of excessive price rises for essential items such as cleaning products and baby formula, due to the coronavirus crisis, particularly through online retailers such as eBay and Amazon; is shocked by the findings of Which? that there has been a 1000 per cent increase in the prices of products like Dettol cleaning spray by some third party sellers online and in response has launched an app to help people more easily report coronavirus profiteering; urges people to report any instances of price gouging of which they become aware; condemns those seeking to make excessive profits at the time of a global health crisis, which will cause huge difficulties for those in need of some basic essential items; understands that large online retailers like eBay and Amazon are now working to address price gouging and urges them to do more to do more to monitor and regulate what their sellers are charging; and calls on the Government to introduce stronger regulations to prevent this price gouging and give the Competition and Markets Authority greater powers to investigate and tackle this important issue.

Signatures (37)

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In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.
Thomson, Richard
Scottish National Party
04 May 2020
Flynn, Stephen
Scottish National Party
04 May 2020
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
04 May 2020
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
04 May 2020
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
04 May 2020
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
04 May 2020
Doogan, Dave
Scottish National Party
04 May 2020
McDonald, Stuart C
Scottish National Party
04 May 2020
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
04 May 2020
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
04 May 2020
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
04 May 2020
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
04 May 2020
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
04 May 2020
Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
04 May 2020
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
04 May 2020
Callaghan, Amy
Scottish National Party
04 May 2020
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
04 May 2020
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
04 May 2020
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
05 May 2020
Gwynne, Andrew
Labour
05 May 2020
Hanvey, Neale
Independent
05 May 2020
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
05 May 2020
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
05 May 2020
Hill, Mike
Labour
05 May 2020
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
05 May 2020
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
05 May 2020
MacAskill, Kenny
Scottish National Party
05 May 2020
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
11 May 2020
Bonnar, Steven
Scottish National Party
11 May 2020
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
11 May 2020
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
18 May 2020
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion