Ian Stewart

Ian Stewart, former Labour MP for Eccles.

Internet Censorship

In October 2005 a Ten Minute Rule Bill was introduced to parliament by Margaret Moran that would require anybody who provides an 'electronic communication network' (which given the current definition would include home networks) to declare whether or not they have made provision to prevent access to child pornography websites. Ian Stewart was one of the MPs who brought in the Control of Internet Access (Child P0rnography) Bill 2006.

Freedom of Information

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.


2005-01-26 - The Register - FBI backs transatlantic anti-spam summit
Author: John Leyden
Summary: A delegation of British MPs heads over to Washington next month to discuss information security with US politicians. ... members of All-Party Parliamentary Internet Group, Derek Wyatt MP, Ian Stewart MP and Ian Taylor MP, to represent the UK at meetings with members of congress and officials at federal departments and agencies.