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SCOTTISH MEMBERS OF Parliament are expected to take the lead in a Westminster debate on excessive delivery charges secured by Moray’s MP Douglas Ross.
This week pressure from the Moray MP at Westminster led for the first time to promises of an investigation into the practice of treating Moray as an Island detached from mainland UK.
Now Douglas Ross has managed to secure a debate on the issue – giving MPs the opportunity to speak on the issue and the experiences of people throughout the north of Scotland.
The debate will take place on December 20, with Mr Ross saying: “It is a really positive step forward – and is the first time in this session that MPs will have the chance to join me in raising their concerns about the fact that too many people are being ripped off by companies who ramp up delivery charges based purely on postcodes and with no understanding of geography.
“We can send a strong, united, cross-party message to the companies that treat areas such as Moray with contempt.
“I have been contacted by many people on this issue already and I’m keen to hear from more who have been ripped off purely because of where they live ahead of the debate. It will be an opportunity to raise examples of people who have been charged exorbitant amounts for parcel deliveries and will also be an opportunity to highlight what the UK Government can do to help.”
After fighting for the issue to be recognised since being elected, Douglas added: “It is fantastic to have secured this debate which I hope will secure results for all the people who have suffered this injustice for too long.”
The Moray MP concluded: “I am determined to see this scandalous practice brought to an end, and next week’s debate is another important element in this campaign.”