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Measures To Reduce The Number Of Obscene Telephone Calls

EDM number 233 in 1990-91, proposed by Eric Martlew on 12/12/1990.

That this House expresses grave concern at the continuing high level of obscene and malicious telephone calls, which at present is estimated as being in excess of eight million calls per year in the United Kingdom; urges that the Government have immediate talks with British Telecom and other communication networks to ensure that the calling line identity scheme is made available, for controlled public use, as soon as practicable, as this system will dramatically reduce the number of those pernicious calls which cause fear, disgust and distress to the victims who are overwhelmingly women; and also urges that the law be amended to increase the penalties for those convicted of making these cowardly and callous calls.

This motion has been signed by a total of 42 MPs.

Eric Martlew12/12/1990CarlisleProposed
Robert Litherland12/12/1990Manchester CentralSigned
Alice Mahon12/12/1990HalifaxSigned
Ian McCartney12/12/1990MakerfieldSigned
Keith Bradley12/12/1990Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Harry Cohen12/12/1990LeytonSigned
Mildred Gordon12/12/1990Bow and PoplarSigned
Gerry Steinberg12/12/1990Durham, City ofSigned
Audrey Wise12/12/1990PrestonSigned
John McAllion13/12/1990Dundee EastSigned
Harry Barnes13/12/1990North East DerbyshireSigned
Win Griffiths13/12/1990BridgendSigned
Norman Godman13/12/1990Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Ron Davies13/12/1990CaerphillySigned
Alan Meale13/12/1990MansfieldSigned
William McKelvey13/12/1990Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
Peter Hardy13/12/1990WentworthSigned
Ernie Ross13/12/1990Dundee WestSigned
Jeremy Corbyn14/12/1990Islington NorthSigned
Tom Cox14/12/1990TootingSigned
Eric Illsley17/12/1990Barnsley CentralSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie17/12/1990Glasgow, PollokSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe17/12/1990LeighSigned
Martin Redmond17/12/1990Don ValleySigned
Alex Carlile17/12/1990MontgomerySigned
Terry Lewis18/12/1990WorsleySigned
Geoffrey Lofthouse18/12/1990Pontefract & CastlefordSigned
Terry Davis18/12/1990Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
John Battle18/12/1990Leeds WestSigned
Jim Wallace18/12/1990Orkney & ShetlandSigned
John Cummings14/01/1991EasingtonSigned
Joan Lestor17/01/1991EcclesSigned
Diane Abbott17/01/1991Hackney North & Stoke NewingtonSigned
John Garrett17/01/1991Norwich SouthSigned
Ken Maginnis17/01/1991Fermanagh & South TyroneSigned
Martin Smyth17/01/1991Belfast SouthSigned
James Wray21/01/1991Glasgow ProvanSigned
Ray Michie24/01/1991Argyll & ButeSigned
Martyn Jones30/01/1991Clwyd South WestSigned
Tommy Graham30/01/1991Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Menzies Campbell05/02/1991Fife North EastSigned
Doug Hoyle11/02/1991Warrington NorthSigned

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