Mike Crockart and the Scottish Liberal Democrats campaign was successful and the powers of the information commissioner to tackle nuisance calls has been greatly increased. This petition is now closed.
This campaign is supported by The Sunday Post:
“We at the Sunday Post are delighted to get behind this campaign for action on nuisance calls. It’s clear from the overwhelming response we have had from our readers this problem plagues our daily lives.
"And yet regardless of asking for them to stop – and sometimes taking steps to halt them – the onslaught continues.
"The will is there from people to put on an end to this once and for all. Now is the time for the Government to act on that will and strengthen existing legislation.”
Edinburgh West MP, Mike Crockart, who is spearheading the campaign against nuisance calls said:
“I am fed up of nuisance calls to my landline and mobile as well as unsolicited texts. People shouldn’t have to put up with this menace which puts many vulnerable and elderly people at risk of fraud just as much as if the crook or pushy salesman was turning up at their door.
“I am calling for the Information Commissioner’s powers to be strengthened to take in all forms of unsolicited contact and for there to be a single, simple point of contact for any individual wishing to protect their privacy from unwanted calls, texts, faxes and emails.
“Please join the campaign.”