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Doorstep Selling

EDM number 1629 in 2002-03, proposed by Kerry Pollard on 08/09/2003.

That this House condemns the practice of some companies involved in doorstep selling of delivering leaflets to potential customers to avoid consumer protection law; refutes the claim by the Department of Trade and Industry that customers telephoning to enquire about goods and services in response to a leaflet have had ample opportunity to compare prices and quality before a salesperson calls; believes that a cooling off period is essential for all customers to ensure that the elderly and vulnerable are not persuaded to purchase goods they cannot afford; note that legal protection is available to customers when the initial call is made by a salesperson either in person or on the telephone, but not when it is initiated by means of a leaflet; and calls on the Government to strengthen consumer protection law by allowing a cooling off period on sales contracts signed as a result of the customer responding to an unsolicited leaflet.

This motion has been signed by a total of 46 MPs.

Kerry Pollard08/09/2003St AlbansLabourProposed
Syd Rapson09/09/2003Portsmouth NorthLabourSigned
Bob Russell09/09/2003ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Mark Lazarowicz09/09/2003Edinburgh North & LeithLabour Co-operativeSigned
Jeremy Corbyn09/09/2003Islington NorthLabourSigned
Harry Barnes09/09/2003North East DerbyshireLabourSigned
Brian White10/09/2003North East Milton KeynesLabourSigned
Janet Dean10/09/2003BurtonLabourSigned
Ann Cryer10/09/2003KeighleyLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell10/09/2003Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Vincent Cable10/09/2003TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Marsden10/09/2003Shrewsbury & AtchamLiberal DemocratSigned
Eric Illsley11/09/2003Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
Terry Davis11/09/2003Birmingham, Hodge HillLabourSigned
David Drew11/09/2003StroudLabour Co-operativeSigned
Paul Flynn11/09/2003Newport WestLabourSigned
Jenny Tonge11/09/2003Richmond ParkLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Tyler11/09/2003North CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Rudi Vis11/09/2003Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
John Austin15/09/2003Erith & ThamesmeadLabourSigned
David Taylor15/09/2003North West LeicestershireLabour Co-operativeSigned
Bill Etherington15/09/2003Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Lynne Jones15/09/2003Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Lindsay Hoyle15/09/2003ChorleyLabourSigned
John Lyons15/09/2003Strathkelvin & BearsdenLabourSigned
Harold Best16/09/2003Leeds North WestLabourSigned
Betty Williams16/09/2003ConwyLabourSigned
Martin Smyth17/09/2003Belfast SouthIndependent Ulster UnionistSigned
Khalid Mahmood17/09/2003Birmingham, Perry BarrLabourSigned
Gordon Marsden17/09/2003Blackpool SouthLabourSigned
Michael Clapham17/09/2003Barnsley West & PenistoneLabourSigned
Neil Gerrard17/09/2003WalthamstowLabourSigned
Greg Pope18/09/2003HyndburnLabourSigned
Janet Anderson18/09/2003Rossendale & DarwenLabourSigned
Mohammad Sarwar14/10/2003Glasgow, GovanLabourSigned
Patsy Calton14/10/2003CheadleLiberal DemocratSigned
Doug Naysmith14/10/2003Bristol North WestLabour Co-operativeSigned
Tony Clarke22/10/2003Northampton SouthLabourSigned
David Crausby22/10/2003Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Marsha Singh23/10/2003Bradford WestLabourSigned
Russell Brown29/10/2003DumfriesLabourSigned
Alan Simpson03/11/2003Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Nigel Jones03/11/2003CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew Stunell11/11/2003Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned
Matthew Green17/11/2003LudlowLiberal DemocratSigned
Nick Harvey19/11/2003North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned

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