Delighted to support my colleague Patricia Gibson MP’s Bill to clamp down on unsolicited telemarketing calls by making company directors accountable for these calls. I know that many constituents, often vulnerable people, are being targeted by unwanted marketing and sales calls and I hope that the Bill will receive cross-party support. I also support Which’s Calling Time on Nuisance Calls campaign, which seeks to name and shame repeat offenders to the ICO’s office.
I’m also keen to see the outright banning of marketing calls that offer high-cost consumer credit products, such as payday loans. In response to a written parliamentary question, the UK Government has confirmed that a review will be published by the end of the year, and I look forward to seeing tough action against companies who target vulnerable people with products that can push them further into debt.