Gift Vouchers - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:07 pm on 22nd January 2020.

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Photo of Baroness Hollins Baroness Hollins Crossbench 3:07 pm, 22nd January 2020

My Lords, I thank the Minister for that helpful Answer. How many noble Lords are aware of people with date-expired gift cards at home, people whom the Competition and Markets Authority defines as vulnerable consumers, perhaps elderly or with learning difficulties? Will the Government consider emulating Ireland’s Consumer Protection (Gift Vouchers) Act 2019? That mandates a minimum five-year expiry date for all gift vouchers, and for the expiry date to be clearly communicated to the consumer on the voucher, not just in small print on the receipt, which is usually held by the purchaser.