WILLIAMS WELCOMES SAVING OF THE CHEQUE

2011 Gorffenaf 15 4:41 PM
Cyhoeddwyd yn wreiddiol gan Roger Williams MP

WILLIAMS WELCOMES SAVING OF THE CHEQUE

Roger Williams, MP for Brecon and Radnorshire, has welcomed the announcement that the UK Payments Council have reversed their decision to scrap cheques by 2018 and continue their use for "as long as customers need them".

Roger Williams said:

"This is fantastic news! I raised this issue in the house at Prime Ministers Questions way back in December 2009 and have lobbied the UK Payments Council and Government ever since and I am so pleased that common sense has finally prevailed.

"Cheque use has declined in recent years but there are still many occasions when a cheque is the only safe and secure option, especially for the elderly and individuals in rural areas where access to electronic and internet transfers are limited."

NOTES:

Roger Williams' Prime Ministers Question in Dec 2009 can be found here:

http://www.theyworkforyou.com/debates/?id=2009-12-16b.956.3&s=cheque+speaker%3A11324#g964.4

Roger' Williams' "Access to financial services for rural areas" Westminster Hall Debate

http://www.theyworkforyou.com/whall/?id=2011-03-29a.26.0&s=cheque+speaker%3A11324#g26.1

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