Frank Field MP

Frank Field MP (Labour) for Birkenhead

Don't Spy On Us

Frank Field sent this response to a constituent email as part of the Don't Spy On Us campaign.

Thank you for contacting me. I recall you writing to me a few weeks ago on

this issue.

Of the points raised in the campaign, I agree most strongly on the need for

improved parliamentary oversight of the security services. This would help

to improve both their accountability and effectiveness. I will make sure to

lobby the chair of the Intelligence and Security Committee on the points

raised in the petition.

Thank you once again for writing to me to share your views.

Best wishes,

Frank Field

The Rt Hon Frank Field MP DL

Member of Parliament for Birkenhead

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Digital Economy Bill

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Early Day Motions

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' and the committee's conclusion that it sees `no need to change' the Act's charging arrangements; views with concern reports that the Government is considering changing these arrangements to permit an application fee to be charged for all requests or to allow authorities to refuse, on cost grounds, a significant proportion of requests which they currently must answer; and considers that such changes could undermine the Act's benefits of increased openness, accountability and trust in the work of public authorities.

Signed Early Day Motion 179 Software in Schools 21 November 2006

That this House congratulates the Open University and other schools, colleges and universities for utilising free and open source software to deliver cost-effective educational benefit not just for their own institutions but also the wider community; and expresses concern that Becta and the Department for Education and Skills, through the use of outdated purchasing frameworks, are effectively denying schools the option of benefiting from both free and open source software and the value and experience small and medium ICT companies could bring to the schools market.