Paul Burstow MP

Paul Burstow MP (Liberal Democrat) for Sutton & Cheam.

Digital Economy Bill

Contacted by at least one ORG supporter.


  • 19th December: Worcester Park Library from 2-4pm. No appointment necessary.
  • 2nd January: Cheam Library from 10am-noon. Please book in advance.
    • ORG supporter potentially visiting on 2nd Jan.

Early Day Motions

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 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.

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 communications 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. Paul Burstow was one of the MPs who brought in the Control of Internet Access (Child P0rnography) Bill 2006.