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European Union - Third Report

Here you can browse the report which was ordered by the House of Lords to be printed 11 December 2007.


Terms of Reference

FOREWORD—what this Report is about

Chapter 1: Setting the Scene

Chapter 2: Historical Progress: the Timeshare Market, the UK and the EU

Chapter 3: Holiday Clubs and their Growth

Chapter 4: Regulatory Issues

Chapter 5: Justification for Regulation

Chapter 6: The right of withdrawal and the cooling-off period

Chapter 7: Advance Payments during the Withdrawal Period

Chapter 8: Resale and Exchange

Chapter 9: Provision of Information to the Consumer

Chapter 10: Raising Public Awareness

Chapter 11: Enforcement and Sanctions

Chapter 12: Redress

Chapter 13: Other Issues

Chapter 14: Summary of Conclusions and Recommendations

Appendix 1: Sub-Committee G (Social Policy and Consumer Affairs)

Appendix 2: Call for Evidence

Appendix 3: List of Witnesses

Appendix 4: Glossary of Terms and Abbreviations

Appendix 5: Recent Reports

Oral and Written Evidences to follow List of Oral Evidence

Thursday 12 July 2007

Thursday 19 July 2007

Thursday 26 July 2007

Thursday 18 October 2007

Thursday 25 October 2007

Written Evidence

Oral Evidence
The Timeshare Consumers Association
Written Evidence1
Oral Evidence, 12 July 2007 3
Supplementary Written Evidence 12
Organisation for Timeshare in Europe
Written Evidence13
Oral Evidence, 19 July 2007 16
Supplementary Written Evidence 24
Office of Fair Trading
Written Evidence30
Oral Evidence, 26 July 2007 32
Supplementary Written Evidence 43
Mr Gareth Thomas, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Trade and Consumer Affairs, and the Consumer and Competition Policy Directorate
Oral Evidence, 18 October 2007 44
Supplementary Written Evidence (Department for Business,
Enterprise & Regulatory Reform) 51

Professor Geraint Howells, University of Lancaster, and Dr Christian Twigg-Flesner, University of Hull
Written Evidence54
Oral Evidence, 25 October 2007 59
Supplementary Written Evidence 69
Written Evidence
Citizens Advice72
Citizens Advice (Supplementary) 76
Group RCI78
Andy Harris81
Interval International 83
Local Authorities Coordinators of Regulatory Services and
Trading Standards Institute 87
Angus Murray94
Tony Sedgwick96
Shakespeare Classic Line Ltd 100
The Association of Timeshare Owners Committees 101
Timeshare Computer Link Ltd 106

NOTE: References in the text of the Report are as follows:

(Q) refers to a question in the oral evidence

(p) refers to a page of written evidence

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