In Parliament today I paid tribute to the work of Newport Farepak campaigner Deb Harvey in Parliament while calling for an update on new legislation to protect savers.
Deb Harvey, a former Farepak agent and now a ward councillor in Alway, campaigned on behalf of over 116,000 Farepak savers who lost their years’ worth of Christmas savings totalling around £37million when the scheme went bust in 2006.
Speaking in Business Questions today, I said “Thirteen years on from the collapse of Farepak, it’s good to see the Government finally respond to the Law Commission’s proposals to protect consumers using Christmas saving schemes. So on behalf of amazing Farepak campaigner Cllr Deb Harvey, can I ask the Leader of the House to find out when the Government might bring in legislation which is much needed in this area?”
The Leader of the House of Commons, Andrea Leadsom MP, paid tribute to Deb Harvey and promised to take issue up with ministerial colleagues.