Dear House of Commons,

I would like to know if it is acceptable for an MP to endorse a product because of a relationship they have with a director (or shareholder) of the business?

Barry Sheerman MP has endorsed a product called GasTag Uk as a 'Quantum Leap in Gas Safety' yet the software and services offered by this company have been provided from others for over 10 years. The MP has also endorsed a product that clearly states the data it retrieves from consumers is stored outside the EU, this means the data is not governed by the ICO Data Protection act.

Barry Sheerman MP works very closely with Chris Bailey on a number of projects relating to Gas Safety and the endorsement is clearly unethical and factually incorrect.

I look forward to hearing your response.

Yours faithfully,

Barry Smith

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