Paul Murphy

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Paul Murphy, Baron Murphy of Torfaen was the Labour MP for Torfaen between 1987 and 2015, before being made a life peer in October 2015.

Chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committee from 2005 to 2008.

Open Source Software

Signed Early Day Motion 179 Software in Schools 21 November 2006

That this House congratulates the Open University and other schools, colleges and universities for utilising free and open source software to deliver cost-effective educational benefit not just for their own institutions but also the wider community; and expresses concern that Becta and the Department for Education and Skills, through the use of outdated purchasing frameworks, are effectively denying schools the option of benefiting from both free and open source software and the value and experience small and medium ICT companies could bring to the schools market.