Adam Price, former Plaid Cymru MP for Carmarthen East & Dinefwr. Was member of the All Party Internet Group, of the All Party Music Group. Member of the Member, Culture, Media & Sport Committee. Before becoming an MP he worked as a managing director of an economics consultancy firm. Adam speaks for Plaid Cymru at Westminster on Treasury and Trade and Industry matters. The winners of the British Computer Society MP website awards 2007.
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Called for a ban on wi-fi technology in schools until any risks are understood. Adam Price was speaking following the technology being switched off in Ysgol Pentycelyn in his constituency. 23st November 2006
- "The science isn't clear, but it comes down to the precautionary principal, especially with children, because they're still in development The long-term effect is not known because it's still fairly new."
- "I am backing Ysgol Pantycelyn in Llandovery that has removed the technology after parents of children attending the school expressed fears that there is not enough awareness about the possible dangers."
Backed a campaign supporting the use of a welsh web domain .cym. The dot.cym campaign would allow Welsh websites to use '.cym' rather than '.com', '.co.uk', '.net' and others. Saying it would ensure a development of the welsh language and culture on the world wide web.
- "It is important that the language and culture of Wales is seen in all aspects of life and this campaign will give an opportunity for that to happen on the World Wide Web. There are a number of facilities such as businesses and charities in Carmarthenshire whose websites could be aided from an individuality associated with a unique Welsh domain."
Written question European Software Patent Directive 4 November 2003
- To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will make a statement on the Government's policy on the European Software Patent Directive.
Rural Broadband Access
Adam Price constituency is one of the 10 worst supplied areas in England and Wales for broadband internet access. He has described the digital divide as "clearly very severe". "Broadband is a prerequisite for a thriving economy in the 21st century," saying the present government has failed to make use of technologies that would open up rural areas to broadband. 23 April 2005
House of Commons debate Point of Order Sound Recordings (Copyright Term Extension) 5 December 2007
- Pete Wishart, supported by Mr. Ian Cawsey MP, Mr. Mark Field MP, Sandra Gidley MP, John Robertson MP, Rosemary McKenna MP, Adam Price MP, Mr. Greg Knight MP, John Hemming MP, Stewart Hosie MP, Kelvin Hopkins MP and Janet Anderson MP, presented a Bill to extend beyond 50 years the copyright term of sound recordings; and for connected purposes: And the same was read the First time; and ordered to be read a Second time on Friday 7 March, and to be printed [Bill 33].
Signed Early Day Motion 263 Identity Cards 06 June 2005
- That this House believes that a convincing case for the introduction of compulsory biometric identity cards and a national database has not been made, that the risks involved far outweigh any discernible benefit, that the introduction of identity cards will fundamentally change the relationship between the citizen and the state, diminish personal privacy and threaten civil liberties, that the present proposals do not provide properly costed, proportionate or effective solutions to the problems they are claimed to solve; and calls upon the Government to shelve plans for their introduction.
Signed Early Day Motion 223 Identity Cards and National Identity Register 29 November 2004
- That this House believes that a convincing case for the introduction of identity cards and a national database has not been made, that they have no discernible benefit, that the introduction of identity cards will fundamentally change the relationship between the citizen and the state, diminish personal privacy and threaten civil liberties, and that identity cards area solution in search of a problem; and calls upon the Government to abandon any plans for their introduction.
Signed Early Day Motion 213 Identity Cards 29 November 2004
- That this House believes the Government should reconsider its proposals for national identity; emphasises that it is essential to be clear on the specific uses for which the card is intended; believes that present proposals are catch-all purposes rather than practical possibilities since it is impossible to combine an identity card, an entitlement card, a passport, a weapon against terrorism, and a regulator of immigration and asylum; feels that the Government should specify whether it should carry information about rights to work, pensions, benefits or NHS treatments; regrets the Government's efforts to stampede support by using fears of terrorism and asylum seekers, neither of which could be controlled by it, and requires a fuller explanation of what biometric information the card will carry, how the information will be stored, checked, and read, and whether and when new technology will outdate information or methods; in light of recent debacles with Government computer projects, warns that the same expensive mistakes are likely on a much bigger scale with a national ID card; and therefore suggests that the Home Secretary should place the proposal in a deep Home Office drawer, rather than an overloaded Government in-tray.
Signed Early Day Motion 2699 Freedom of Information 10 December 2006
- That this House welcomes the finding of the Constitutional Affairs Committee (HC991) that the Freedom of Information Act has `already brought about the release of significant new information and....this information is being used in a constructive and positive way'