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British Telecom - A Burden On Business

EDM number 951 in 1990-91, proposed by Terry Lewis on 12/06/1991.

That this House is aware of the continuing unsolicited provision of premium rate telephone services to business telephones; believes this is costing tens of millions of pounds each year due to calls being stolen; regrets that British Telecom has reneged on a promise to advise digital exchange customers of how to secure limited protection against abuse; asserts that the aggressive marketing of these services is not matched by a desire to discourage third party use of them; and therefore calls upon the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry to intervene in order to remove this serious burden on businesses large and small.

This motion has been signed by a total of 19 MPs.

Terry Lewis12/06/1991WorsleyProposed
John Smith12/06/1991Vale of GlamorganSigned
Alan Meale12/06/1991MansfieldSigned
Harry Cohen12/06/1991LeytonSigned
Norman Godman12/06/1991Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Stuart Bell12/06/1991MiddlesbroughSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe13/06/1991LeighSigned
Harry Barnes13/06/1991North East DerbyshireSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie13/06/1991Glasgow, PollokSigned
John Cummings13/06/1991EasingtonSigned
Keith Bradley13/06/1991Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Eric Illsley13/06/1991Barnsley CentralSigned
John Battle14/06/1991Leeds WestSigned
Allan Rogers19/06/1991RhonddaSigned
Kevin Barron19/06/1991Rother ValleySigned
James Wray19/06/1991Glasgow ProvanSigned
Frank Cook20/06/1991Stockton NorthSigned
Win Griffiths20/06/1991BridgendSigned
Ken Livingstone14/10/1991Brent EastSigned

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