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Mr William Beach And One Day Sales

EDM number 1497 in 1994-95, proposed by Gordon Prentice on 23/10/1995.

that this House utterly condemns the misrepresentation and underhand practices that characterise the 'one day sales' put on by William Beach of 30 Pitville Court, Albert Road, Cheltenham, in which members of the public are conned into believing the boxes of goods they are buying unseen contain quality merchandise whereas in reality they are getting cheap and shoddy goods; notes that sales were held at the Great Marsden Hotel, Nelson, and at the North Valley Community Centre, Colne, in which people were led to believe they were buying bankrupt stock; sympathises with Mrs Lana Ellerton who ended up with two pillows and a clock, and who says people were put under pressure to buy goods they did not really want; regrets that pensioners and others were persuaded to hand over good money for worthless rubbish; further notes that Beach was previously a director of Gloucester Fancy Goods Ltd. and J.B. Sales (Gloucester) Ltd., both now dissolved, and is currently a director of Table Top Marketing Ltd. and Steve's Cash and Carry; believes that travelling salespeople who do not operate from a permanent trading standards office; calls on the Government to review the law on consumer protection and how it can be more effectively applied; considers that Beach is an unscrupulous and wholly disreputable fraudster and cheat; and urges people who consider themselves to be victims of misrepresentation to seek redress in the small claims court.

This motion has been signed by a total of 30 MPs.

Gordon Prentice23/10/1995PendleProposed
Peter Pike23/10/1995BurnleySigned
Ernie Ross24/10/1995Dundee WestSigned
Norman Hogg24/10/1995Cumbernauld & KilsythSigned
Eddie Loyden24/10/1995Liverpool, GarstonSigned
John McAllion24/10/1995Dundee EastSigned
William McKelvey24/10/1995Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
Michael Connarty24/10/1995Falkirk EastSigned
Colin Pickthall25/10/1995West LancashireSigned
Tony Banks25/10/1995Newham North WestSigned
John Evans25/10/1995St Helens NorthSigned
Jean Corston25/10/1995Bristol EastSigned
Jeremy Corbyn25/10/1995Islington NorthSigned
Lynne Jones25/10/1995Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
Paul Flynn26/10/1995Newport WestSigned
Dennis Skinner26/10/1995BolsoverSigned
Eric Illsley26/10/1995Barnsley CentralSigned
Peter Hardy26/10/1995WentworthSigned
Bridget Prentice26/10/1995Lewisham EastSigned
Andrew MacKinlay30/10/1995ThurrockSigned
David Alton30/10/1995Liverpool Mossley HillSigned
Barry Jones31/10/1995Alyn & DeesideSigned
Harry Barnes31/10/1995North East DerbyshireSigned
Roy Hughes01/11/1995Newport EastSigned
Mike Hall01/11/1995Warrington SouthSigned
Dennis Turner01/11/1995Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Audrey Wise01/11/1995PrestonSigned
Ken Livingstone02/11/1995Brent EastSigned
Michael Clapham06/11/1995Barnsley West & PenistoneSigned
Jack Thompson07/11/1995WansbeckSigned

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