Report to tackle nuisance calls welcomed
12:01pm Thursday 31st October 2013 in News
CEREDIGION MP Mark Williams has welcomed publication of the All Party Parliamentary Group’s inquiry into the unsolicited marketing industry.
The APPG, made up of MPs from across the UK and the political spectrum, was set up to help thousands of constituents plagued by nuisance calls, by investigating existing unscrupulous practices and identifying deficiencies in the current legislation. The group launched the inquiry into nuisance calls in July with the aim of finding a solution to the menace affecting everyone in the UK.
The inquiry was well received across the industry with telecoms providers, regulators, consumer groups and solution providers all contributing, as well as members of the public.
The report was presented to the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Ed Vaizey MP, ahead of its official launch last week.
MrWilliams said:“My constituents regularly contact me about how fed up they are of being constantly pestered by nuisance calls and spam text messages. It is appalling that consumers are not being properly protected and are being targeted every day – particularly those more vulnerable in our communities and the elderly.
“Whilst some progress has been made recently, more can be done. The report clearly sets out recommendations which can easily be implemented by Government and industry, and I hope they make the necessary changes which are needed.”
Richard Lloyd, Which? Executive Director added:"Millions of us are being bombarded with nuisance calls and texts and people are totally sick and tired of it. We're pleased to see MPs recognising that the current system is failing the public and that the Government must go further and faster to call time on this menace.”