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Resale of gaming consoles and computer components purchased by automated bots

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1272: tabled on 14 December 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 31 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House believes that new releases of gaming consoles and computer components should be available to all customers at no more than the Manufacturer’s Recommended Retail Price, and not be bought in bulk by the use of automated bots which often circumvent maximum purchase quantities imposed by the retailer; calls on the Government to bring forward legislative proposals similar to those introduced for the secondary selling of tickets, thereby prohibiting the resale of gaming consoles and computer components at prices greatly above Manufacturer’s Recommended Retail Price and furthermore this House; and further calls on the Government to bring forward legislative proposals making the resale of goods purchased using an automated bot an illegal activity, thereby denying unscrupulous vendors the chance to make themselves vast profits at the expense of genuine gamers and computer users, while also deterring fraudulent cybercriminal activity.

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.

Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 December 2020
Glasgow North
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 December 2020
Dundee West
Edwards, Jonathan
Independent
Signed on 15 December 2020
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Barker, Paula
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2020
Liverpool, Wavertree
Bonnar, Steven
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 December 2020
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 December 2020
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 December 2020
Glasgow North West
Thomson, Richard
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 December 2020
Gordon
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 December 2020
Glasgow South West
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 December 2020
Midlothian
Yasin, Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2020
Bedford
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 December 2020
Inverclyde
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 December 2020
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 16 December 2020
Strangford
Ferrier, Margaret
Independent
Signed on 16 December 2020
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 December 2020
Motherwell and Wishaw
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 December 2020
Lanark and Hamilton East
Callaghan, Amy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 December 2020
East Dunbartonshire
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 December 2020
Glasgow Central
Gwynne, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2020
Denton and Reddish
Eastwood, Colum
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 5 January 2021
Foyle
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 5 January 2021
Arfon
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 5 January 2021
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 5 January 2021
Ceredigion
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 January 2021
Edinburgh North and Leith

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.