"The term pedlar means any hawker, pedlar ,petty chapman, tinker, cater of metals, mender of chairs or any other person who without a horse or other beast bearing burden or drawing burden travels and trades on foot or goes from town to town to other men’s houses carrying to sell or exposing for sale any goods , wares, or merchandise or procuring for goods , wares or merchandise or procuring orders for goods wares or merchandise immediately to be delivered or selling or offering for sale his skill in handicraft"
We are continually pestered by sales-people in shops, in the streets of towns, on the phone at home, via email and (other than on the BBC) on television and the web........this harassment should not be even further extended to our doorsteps
Unsolicited calls by phone and at the door cause great distress and worry. .....This is an unwelcome proposal
You have to ask what is going on through the government's minds at the moment?
There are far too many on our door steps now with the likes of charity and energy firms knocking at your door at 8pm at night. I certainly don't want anymore. If they want to encourage people to be entrepreneurs then they need to make it easier for people to see up small businesses on the high street.
All cold calling on the door step or by phone should be banned.
It is invasive and annoying and most of the time, borderline fraudulent.
With the exception of the very old or infirm most of us know how to get what we need or want.
And it's exactly those first two groups who risk being exploited and actually need more protection.