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Eurocopy And The Law Society

EDM number 1142 in 1990-91, proposed by Nigel Griffiths on 16/07/1991.

That this House congratulates the Law Society of Scotland for unanimously rejecting a complaint by Eurocopy plc against Mr Tom Marshall of the Eurocopy Complainers Advisory Group; recognises that this complaint was lodged by Eurocopy to intimidate solicitors who are successfully representing victims of Eurocopy's dishonest contracts and to stifle debate of its deplorable business methods; further notes that many clients of Equipu and Purdie and Kirkpatrick received a satisfactory service prior to being taken over by Eurocopy who sent sales staff to entrap clients into signing extortionate contracts, including terms such as leases misrepresented as service agreements, nine year service contracts misrepresented as 18 month contracts, high charges for toner and parts after 18 months, the automatic addition of 15 per cent. p.a. for 'inflation' and the addition of a year on the end of all contracts; condemns the fraudulent alteration of contracts by Eurocopy; notes that these practices have harmed businesses, health authorities, schools and charities and calls on Eurocopy to admit to the malpractices they are responsible for and void all contracts which contain these misleading terms and compensate all victims of their disreputable contracts and sales practices; welcomes the investigation by the Director General of Fair Trading into Eurocopy and other photocopy companies; calls on the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry to investigate the practices of Eurocopy and Cyril Gay, and of the finance companies colluding with malpractice, Eurocopy Rentals, Anglo Leasing and Mercantile Credit; and requests photocopier companies Richo and Mita to examine the contracts supplied with their machines.

This motion has been signed by a total of 31 MPs.

Nigel Griffiths16/07/1991Edinburgh SouthProposed
Jimmy Hood16/07/1991ClydesdaleSigned
Dennis Turner16/07/1991Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Win Griffiths16/07/1991BridgendSigned
Irene Adams16/07/1991Paisley NorthSigned
Tommy Graham16/07/1991Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Maria Fyfe16/07/1991Glasgow, MaryhillSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie16/07/1991Glasgow, PollokSigned
Ron Davies16/07/1991CaerphillySigned
Dale Campbell-Savours16/07/1991WorkingtonSigned
Rhodri Morgan16/07/1991Cardiff WestSigned
John McFall16/07/1991DumbartonSigned
Ian McCartney16/07/1991MakerfieldSigned
John McAllion16/07/1991Dundee EastSigned
Mike Watson17/07/1991Glasgow CentralSigned
Ernie Ross17/07/1991Dundee WestSigned
Jack Thompson17/07/1991WansbeckSigned
Norman Godman17/07/1991Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Jeremy Corbyn17/07/1991Islington NorthSigned
Frank Cook17/07/1991Stockton NorthSigned
Alan Meale17/07/1991MansfieldSigned
William McKelvey17/07/1991Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
David Marshall17/07/1991Glasgow, ShettlestonSigned
Robert Parry17/07/1991Liverpool, RiversideSigned
Martin Redmond18/07/1991Don ValleySigned
Ronnie Campbell18/07/1991Blyth ValleySigned
Harry Barnes18/07/1991North East DerbyshireSigned
James Wray23/07/1991Glasgow ProvanSigned
Peter Pike24/07/1991BurnleySigned
Eric Illsley24/07/1991Barnsley CentralSigned
John Cummings24/07/1991EasingtonSigned

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