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Complainant Name:
Mr Mervyn Pilley

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Mail on Sunday


Mr Mervyn Pilley, Executive Director of the Enforcement Services Association, complained to the Press Complaints Commission that an article was inaccurate when it claimed that the organisation had said that the 'amount of debt referred for collection by its members this year was ten per cent lower than last year'.


The complaint was resolved when the newspaper amended its online article to remove the reference and appended the following clarification to the piece:

An earlier version of this article quoted the Enforcement Services Association saying the amount of debt referred to his members was ten per cent lower than last year. Subsequently, the Association's Executive Director Mervyn Pilley has told us: ‘We did not provide the quote and do not recognise that statistic and do not believe anyone would be in a position to know for certain the percentage change in the sector's workload from year to year'.

Date Published: 07/10/2010

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