Nuisance phone calls

I have been campaigning against the scourge of unwanted telephone calls for some time now. It all came about ( as most things do ) from the number of  complaints I was receiving from constituents. I was receiving a steady stream of emails from constituents saying they were simply fed up of the number of unwanted phone calls they were getting.

As we get them too, constantly, I did not take much persuading they were a real nuisance. It turned out, as again is so often the case, that others were already taking up the issue in Westminster. Indeed, the Government had asked Which? to lead a ‘Nuisance Calls and Texts Task Force’. This Task Force issued its report one year ago and I attended the launch of the report in Central London.

One year on I asked yesterday in the Commons for a statement as to what progress had been made on implementing its recommendations. Which? themselves say some good progress has been made but there most recent research shows there is still a problem with nuisance calls to mobiles increasing since 2013.

More information on the nuisance calls and advice on how to deal with them is available on the Which? website here www.which.co.uk