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Bt Privacy Service (No. 2)

EDM number 1976 in 2005-06, proposed by Sharon Hodgson on 18/04/2006.

That this House notes that in October 2005 the honourable Member for Gateshead East and Washington West expressed astonishment that British Telecom had no plans to alert paying customers to the fact that the BT Privacy Service had become free and that they said it was up to customers who subscribed in the past to request the change; recognises that this view was endorsed by many honourable Members from several parties; further notes that this led to discussions between the honourable Member for Gateshead East and Washington West and BT; congratulates BT for its consequent decision to alert customers who are still paying for a potentially free service via their bills for three months, and via its Update magazine, that they may sign up to BT Privacy which helps stop unsolicited sales calls and, if they make calls on the BT network, they could get BT Caller Display at no extra cost; and believes that this decision both redounds to the credit of BT and underlines the usefulness of cross-party and other pressures in persuading companies to become more customer friendly.

This motion has been signed by a total of 37 MPs.

Sharon Hodgson18/04/2006Gateshead East and Washington WestLabourProposed
Alan Meale19/04/2006MansfieldLabourSeconded
John Cummings19/04/2006EasingtonLabourSeconded
Stephen Hepburn19/04/2006JarrowLabourSeconded
Ann Cryer19/04/2006KeighleyLabourSeconded
Peter Bottomley19/04/2006Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Ronnie Campbell19/04/2006Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Rudi Vis19/04/2006Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSigned
Gordon Prentice20/04/2006PendleLabourSigned
Brian Jenkins20/04/2006TamworthLabourSigned
Lynne Jones20/04/2006Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Sandra Osborne20/04/2006Ayr, Carrick and CumnockLabourSigned
Martin Caton20/04/2006GowerLabourSigned
Andrew Dismore20/04/2006HendonLabourSigned
Paul Flynn20/04/2006Newport WestLabourSigned
Andrew George20/04/2006St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
David Anderson24/04/2006BlaydonLabourSigned
Betty Williams24/04/2006ConwyLabourSigned
Bill Etherington24/04/2006Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Julie Morgan24/04/2006Cardiff NorthLabourSigned
Fraser Kemp24/04/2006Houghton and Washington EastLabourSigned
Lindsay Hoyle25/04/2006ChorleyLabourSigned
Paul Keetch25/04/2006HerefordLiberal DemocratSigned
Jeremy Corbyn25/04/2006Islington NorthLabourSigned
Mike Hancock25/04/2006Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Lyn Brown25/04/2006West HamLabourSigned
Helen Goodman25/04/2006Bishop AucklandLabourSigned
David Crausby26/04/2006Bolton North EastLabourSigned
John Leech26/04/2006Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Iris Robinson26/04/2006StrangfordDUPSigned
John Hemming27/04/2006Birmingham, YardleyLiberal DemocratSigned
Vincent Cable03/05/2006TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Janet Anderson03/05/2006Rossendale and DarwenLabourSigned
Rosie Cooper04/05/2006West LancashireLabourSigned
Eric Illsley10/05/2006Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
Nigel Dodds10/05/2006Belfast NorthDUPSigned
John McDonnell06/11/2006Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned

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