MP welcomes end to firm’s cold calling

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edinburgh West Liberal Democrat MP Mike Crockart has welcomed energy company EDF’s decision to suspend unsolicited door-to-door selling in residential areas. The company said it was carrying out a sales review.

Mr Crockart said: “This announcement is good news for consumers. Last month, I wrote to all energy suppliers in Scotland to ask them to follow British Gas and Scottish and Southern Energy in ending cold calling; an outdated and unpopular sales technique. I am pleased that EDF Energy has listened – I hope that the review will not recommend a return to the practice.”

He said the decision affected a significant number of EDF Energy employees and he hoped they could be redeployed within the business.

He added: “I will continue to call on other energy suppliers to end cold calling and join the fight against doorstep crime.”