Rob Flello MP, Labour's Shadow Justice Minister, commenting on the Government's announcement on bailiffs, said:
"Labour believes in bringing greater clarity to the fragmented and confusing rules that regulate the operation of bailiffs. But this announcement is much delayed and the Government's proposals appear half-hearted in their desire to tackle rogue bailiffs.
"It's not clear how the Government proposes to tackle rogue bailiffs with only a voluntary code of conduct. Even the majority of those that operate to high professional standards favour legislating to tackle those few who damage the reputation of the whole industry. Labour will continue to press for the implementation of tough legislation to outlaw rogue and shoddy practices by bailiffs."