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MP calls for cash back scandal backing

PRIME Minister David Cameron is being called upon to discuss the Scottish Power cash back scandal.

Dumfries and Galloway MP Richard Arkless spoke during Wednesday’s Prime Minister’s Questions and asked Mr Cameron to get involved in securing recompense.
Mr Arkless is ‘utterly convinced’ that over 2000 residents of the region are owed cash back from the energy supplier on the back of a warranty scheme in the late 1990s.
He explained that over 15 years ago Scottish Power sold a 100 per cent cash back warranty to customers throughout the UK but never paid a single penny back to customers when the time came for them to reclaim the refund.
Mr Arkless has joined an All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) that was formed to investigate the £75million miss-selling scheme which has affected over half a million people throughout the UK.
On Wednesday Mr Arkless said: “As a former consumer litigator I am utterly convinced that over two thousand of my constituents and over half a million people in the UK are owned cash backs from ScottishPower.
“Given this is a scandal of potentially huge proportions will the Prime Minister agree to meet with me and the cross party APPG to discuss how we can assure that these ordinary, hard working people receive the cash backs they were promised from ScottishPower?”
The Prime Minister said that any wrong doing on Scottish Powers part should be fully investigated and agreed to a meeting.
Responding, a ScottishPower spokesman said: “The PowerPlan scheme, which was one of a number of very similar schemes offered by retailers across the industry in the late 1990s and early 2000s, did not involve any wrongdoing by ScottishPower.
“ScottishPower emphatically rejects any suggestion of improper conduct.
“The scheme is currently the subject of threatened Court proceedings and it is accordingly inappropriate for ScottishPower to comment further.”

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