Justine Greening MP

Justine Greening MP (Conservative) MP for Putney.


Identity cards

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.

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.



2009-01-01 - Telegraph - Tenth of personal data held by Government is 'inaccurate'
Author: Andrew Porter
Summary: Justine Greening, a Tory Treasury spokesman, said: "It is shocking that so much of the data the Government holds on us is inaccurate." "The Treasury talk about rigorous security procedures, but in practice these don't seem to be being followed. This lax attitude, combined with so much inaccurate information, creates the worrying potential for major security breaches and questions about the safety of our personal details." ... Miss Greening revealed that HM Revenue and Customs had admitted telling a constituent of hers that they had incorrectly changed her registered address without her authorisation and illegally sent her PAYE information to a third party. Miss Greening said that made a mockery of Government claims in a written answer that staff "must establish that they have permission/legal authority to disclose it, and that the requestor has entitlement/legal right to receive it". She added: "This presents a serious security risk, as in the case of my constituent, where her confidential personal details were sent out of third party without her knowledge and for no apparent reason."