Nick de Bois MP

Nick de Bois is the Conservative MP for Enfield North.

Career

Conservative MP for Enfield North (since 2010). Justice Committee. Head of 1922 Committee.

Education

Cambridge College of Arts and Technology.


Prior Career

Marketing Communications and PR.

Issues

Communications Data Bill

On 09/07/2012

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which telecommunication companies her Department consulted in developing the Draft Communications Data Bill[1][2]

On 07/01/2013

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether his Department has produced an impact assessment of the draft Communications Data Bill for businesses based in the UK and for investment in the UK; and if he will make a statement.

Jo Swinson MP answered

The Home Office is the lead Department for the draft Communications Data Bill. Producing any impact assessment for the draft Bill is therefore a matter for them.[3]

On 09/01/2013

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the Answer from the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Employment Relations and Consumer Affairs of 18 December 2012, Official Report, column 727W, on Communications Data Bill (Draft), how many representations she has received on the Draft Communications Data Bill; from which UK and international businesses she has received such representations; and if she will make a statement.

James Brokenshire MP answered

The Draft Communications Data Bill was published on 14 June 2012 and has been undergoing pre-legislative scrutiny by a Joint Committee of both Houses, and the Intelligence and Security Committee since that point. The Committees reported on 11 December 2012. Throughout this process, the Home Office has received representations from the Committees as well as a wide range of interested parties, including parliamentarians, the communications industry, law enforcement, civil liberties organisations and members of the public. We have an ongoing relationship with both UK and overseas-based communications service providers. There has been a number of recent meetings at both ministerial and official level. As per the practice of previous Governments, we do not comment on our relationships with individual .providers for reasons of national security and commercial sensitivity.[4]

On 15/01/2013

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 7 January 2013, Official Report, column 16W, on Communications Data Bill: draft, whether her Department has produced an impact assessment of the draft Communications Data Bill for businesses based in the UK and for investment in the UK; and if she will make a statement.

James Brokenshire MP answered

An impact assessment for the draft Communications Data Bill was published on the Home Office website on 14 June 2012 to coincide with publication of the draft Bill. The Home Office will complete a new impact assessment to accompany a redrafted Bill, in line with the recommendation from the Joint Committee that completed scrutiny on the draft Bill. If the Bill is approved by Parliament, the Government will keep the impact on business of any new obligations under review.[5]

Other

He live-tweeted the London riots from his own constituency, so may have an interesting take on social media.

Contact Information

House of Commons, Westminster, London SW1A 0AA; nick.debois.mp@parliament.uk; 020 7219 7066.

Links


References

  1. Hansard: Databases: Telecommunications, 2012-06-19
  2. http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2012-07-09a.114769.h
  3. http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2013-01-07a.135369.h&s=communications+data+bill
  4. http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2013-01-09a.135721.h&s=speaker%3A24859#g135721.q0
  5. http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2013-01-15a.136659.h&s=communications+data+bill