Early day motion 1776

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GOVERNMENT ACTION ON TIMESHARE FRAUDSTERS

  • Session: 1992-93
  • Date tabled: 16.04.1993
  • Primary sponsor: Griffiths, Nigel
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    That this House regrets that the Office of Fair Trading cannot protect victims of Laurence Werner and Simon Clarke of Club Riviera group timeshare companies from deceiving timeshare customers because of the failure of the Government to implement its 1990 report on trading malpractices; regrets that the Government has failed for four years to legislate to prevent Club Riviera's deceitful practices like offering worthless guarantees to buy back properties and the buy-sell scam, and unconscionable practices like conning elderly people into buying timeshare on the 6th floor without any lifts; notes that in spite of the withdrawal of consumer credit licences in July 1992 Werner and Clarke continued to sell timeshare and offer credit card facilities, and that the DTI has received the names of 2,000 victims of Werner & Clarke; congratulates American Express for refusing to accept credit card payments for Club Riviera companies but deplores the willingness of Barclaycard, Access and Mastercard to continue to bolster the criminal activities of Werner and Clarke; calls on the I.C.S.T.I.S. to investigate the use of premium rate telephone lines by Club Riviera companies to deal with consumer complaints; notes Club Riviera companies fail to pay fines and utilise their shell creditor company Macintosh Associates to escape bailiffs seeking settlement of county court judgements; deplores the Government's failure to act on EDM 888 from 1992 to protect existing timeshare customers and the public from Werner & Clarke's malpractice; and calls on the Government to bring Werner and Clarke and their associates to justice.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Abbott, Diane Labour Party Hackney North and Stoke Newington 06.05.1993
Anderson, Janet Labour Party Rossendale and Darwen 21.04.1993
Barnes, Harry Labour Party North East Derbyshire 19.04.1993
Byers, Stephen Labour Party North Tyneside 22.04.1993
Clapham, Michael Labour Party Barnsley West and Penistone 27.04.1993
Clarke, Eric Labour Party Midlothian 20.04.1993
Clelland, David Labour Party Tyne Bridge 20.04.1993
Coffey, Ann Labour Party Stockport 21.04.1993
Cohen, Harry Labour Party Leyton and Wanstead 21.04.1993
Connarty, Michael Labour Party Falkirk East 19.04.1993
Corston, Jean Labour Party Bristol East 21.04.1993
Cox, Tom Labour Party Tooting 19.04.1993
Cummings, John Labour Party Easington 19.04.1993
Cunliffe, Lawrence Labour Party Leigh 19.04.1993
Davidson, Ian Labour Party Glasgow Pollok 20.04.1993
Dowd, Jim Labour Party Lewisham West 19.04.1993
Etherington, Bill Labour Party Sunderland North 22.04.1993
Fyfe, Maria Labour Party Glasgow Maryhill 20.04.1993
Graham, Thomas Scottish Labour Party West Renfrewshire 21.04.1993
Griffiths, Nigel Labour Party Edinburgh South 16.04.1993
Griffiths, Win Labour Party Bridgend 22.04.1993
Gunnell, John Labour Party Morley and Rothwell 10.05.1993
Hall, Mike Labour Party Weaver Vale 28.04.1993
Hanson, David Labour Party Delyn 21.04.1993
Heppell, John Labour Party Nottingham East 20.04.1993
Hood, Jim Labour Party Clydesdale 20.04.1993
Howells, Kim Labour Party Pontypridd 20.04.1993
Hutton, John Labour Party Barrow and Furness 21.04.1993
Illsley, Eric Labour Party Barnsley Central 21.04.1993
Ingram, Adam Labour Party East Kilbride 28.04.1993
Jackson, Helen Labour Party Sheffield Hillsborough 19.04.1993
Jones, Barry Labour Party Alyn and Deeside 21.04.1993
Jones, Jon Owen Labour Party Cardiff Central 21.04.1993
Jones, Lynne Labour Party Birmingham Selly Oak 19.04.1993
Lewis, Terry Labour Party Worsley 20.04.1993
Livingstone, Ken No party affiliation Brent East 19.04.1993
Llwyd, Elfyn Plaid Cymru Meirionnydd Nant Conwy 28.04.1993
Mahon, Alice Labour Party Halifax 19.04.1993
Martlew, Eric Labour Party Carlisle 08.06.1993
McAllion, John Labour Party Dundee East 19.04.1993
McCartney, Ian Labour Party Makerfield 22.04.1993
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 20.04.1993
Michie, Bill Labour Party Sheffield Heeley 28.04.1993
Milburn, Alan Labour Party Darlington 27.04.1993
Mitchell, Austin Labour Party Great Grimsby 22.04.1993
Morgan, Rhodri Labour Party Cardiff West 23.04.1993
O'Brien, Mike Labour Party North Warwickshire 20.04.1993
O'Hara, Edward Labour Party Knowsley South 21.04.1993
Pickthall, Colin Labour Party West Lancashire 20.04.1993
Pope, Greg Labour Party Hyndburn 20.04.1993
Prentice, Bridget Labour Party Lewisham East 21.04.1993
Roche, Barbara Labour Party Hornsey and Wood Green 20.04.1993
Ross, Ernie Labour Party Dundee West 19.04.1993
Simpson, Alan Labour Party Nottingham South 22.04.1993
Steinberg, Gerry Labour Party City of Durham 27.04.1993
Tipping, Paddy Labour Party Sherwood 19.04.1993
Turner, Dennis Labour Party Wolverhampton South East 20.04.1993
Walley, Joan Labour Party Stoke-on-Trent North 19.04.1993

Amendment 1776A1 - GOVERNMENT ACTION ON TIMESHARE FRAUDSTERS;Amdt. line 11:

  • Session: 1992-93
  • Date tabled: 19.04.1993
  • Primary sponsor: Donohoe, Brian H
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    leave out 'Barclaycard', and insert 'Visa'.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Beggs, Roy Ulster Unionist Party East Antrim 21.04.1993
Donohoe, Brian H Labour Party Cunninghame South 19.04.1993
Godman, Norman A Labour Party Greenock and Inverclyde 20.04.1993
Smyth, Martin Ulster Unionist Party Belfast South 21.04.1993
TAYLOR, JOHN D Ulster Unionist Party Strangford 21.04.1993
Trimble, David Ulster Unionist Party Upper Bann 21.04.1993

Amendment 1776A2 - GOVERNMENT ACTION ON TIMESHARE FRAUDSTERS;Amdt. line 12:

  • Session: 1992-93
  • Date tabled: 19.04.1993
  • Primary sponsor: Donohoe, Brian H
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    after 'Clarke', insert 'calls on Barclaycard and all other Mastercard and Access users to put pressure on these card companies to cease trading with all Club Riviera umbrella companies'.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Beggs, Roy Ulster Unionist Party East Antrim 21.04.1993
Donohoe, Brian H Labour Party Cunninghame South 19.04.1993
Golding, Llin Labour Party Newcastle-under-Lyme 21.04.1993
Smyth, Martin Ulster Unionist Party Belfast South 21.04.1993
TAYLOR, JOHN D Ulster Unionist Party Strangford 21.04.1993
Trimble, David Ulster Unionist Party Upper Bann 21.04.1993