Glenda Jackson MP (Labour) MP for Hampstead & Highgate. Former transport minister.
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 845 Freedom of Information 06 Febuary 2007
- That this House expresses concern that the proposed new fees regulations under the Freedom of Information Act would allow authorities to refuse on cost grounds a high proportion of requests which they are currently required to answer; notes that the Government's consultation document recognises that this will have a greater impact on journalists, hon. Members, campaign groups and researchers than on private individuals; considers that such changes would undermine the Act's contribution to increased discussion of public affairs, accountability and trust in the work of public authorities; and calls on the Government not to proceed with the proposals.
- 2006-02-14 - The Guardian - Labour ID card rebels
- Summary: Diane Abbott MP (Hackney North & Stoke Newington), Katy Clark MP (Ayrshire North and Arran), Jeremy Corbyn MP (Islington North), Gwyneth Dunwoody MP (Crewe & Nantwich), Mark Fisher MP (Stoke-on-Trent Central), Paul Flynn MP (Newport West), Ian Gibson MP (Norwich North), Kate Hoey MP (Vauxhall), Kelvin Hopkins MP (Luton North), Glenda Jackson MP (Hampstead & Highgate), Lynne Jones MP (Birmingham Selly Oak), John McDonnell MP (Hayes & Harlington), Robert Marshall-Andrews MP (Medway), Linda Riordan MP (Halifax), Clare Short MP (Birmingham Ladywood), Alan Simpson MP (Nottingham South), John Smith MP (Vale of Glamorgan), David Taylor MP (Leicestershire North West), Robert Wareing MP (Liverpool West Derby), Mike Wood MP (Batley & Spen)
- 2002-05-14 - BBC - Is porn good for society?
- Summary: Labour, the UK's governing party, is being partly funded by a porn magnate. The revelation has outraged many, but MP and feminist Glenda Jackson sees no reason to object. ... Glenda Jackson, a feminist, believes his money is as good since porn provides a useful service. "If people need this kind of product surely it's better that it's available to them rather than they have to exercise their desires in a criminal way."
- 2001-01-05 - The Register - Human rights bid to scrap mobile phone mast
- Author: John Leyden
- Summary: A British man is using the European Human Rights Act to sue his local council and mobile phone operator Orange over the erection of a mast close to his childrens' bedroom. ... A political pressure group called Mast Action UK, which is supported by MP Glenda Jackson, is also planning to use the Human Rights Act to object against particular mobile phone masts.
- 1999-04-21 - The Register - Brits beat Y2K Bug
- Author: Linda Harrison
- Summary: Well done to the UK government for its progress in beating the Y2K bug on public transport. The plan to zap the Millennium Bug is on target for "all key sectors of the UK infrastructure -– road, sea, rail and air", according to a statement today. There should be no hiccups (official), and even Glenda Jackson, Transport Minister, announced she was pleased with the progress. "It is vital that transport services are maintained to customers over the millennium period. "Everybody responsible, including my Department, will continue working hard to ensure that it will be business as usual," Jackson reassured all those who had ever doubted the nation's transport punctuality promises.