Stirling MSP Bruce Crawford has backed renewed calls from Consumers Association, Which?, to end nuisance calls and texts.


The consumer group have written to the Stirling MSP to thank him for his support for the Calling Time on Nuisance Calls and Texts campaign.


Which? is campaigning for tighter restraints on ‘nuisance’ calls and texts after research showed seven in 10 UK adults received unsolicited marketing calls within the last three months.


The Which? survey of 1,000 people also found that 40% of UK adults have received unwanted texts. Companies selling financial products and services (such as PPI claims or insurance) were responsible for more than half (53%) of cold calls to land lines, and a third (33%) came from accident claims companies.


Commenting, Bruce Crawford MSP said:


“Nuisance calls are irritating for many people – and we need to be vigilant as they can be scams and leave people out of pocket as they target the elderly and vulnerable.


“I want to see an end to these calls for my constituents in Stirling and I am delighted to renew my support for the campaign to end nuisance calls and texts.


“In September last year, the Scottish Government launched the Nuisance Call Action Plan which included a £50,000 fund to tackle this issue. This is a serious commitment and I will do all I can to see an end to this practice.”