Philip Davies MP


Conservative MP for Shipley (since 2005). Executive Member of 1922 Committee. Member of CMS Select Committee. Parliamentary Spokesperson for Campaign Against Political Correctness.


Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property Debate 23 April 2012

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate his Department has made of the economic costs to (a) industry and (b) the economy of (i) trade mark, (ii) copyright infringement and (iii) design infringement.

Digital Economy Act

“To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what responsibilities he has for oversight of the discharge byOfcom of its responsibilities under the Digital Economy Act 2010 in respect of sectors which are the policy responsibility of the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills; and if he will make a statement.” [1] “To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport if he will publish the data used by his Department to inform its decisions on the apportionment of costs for the implementation of the notice sending regime under the Digital Economy Act 2010.” [2]


To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what her Department's budget for cyber-security measures is. [3]

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.

Prior Career

Customer service at ASDA.


History & Political Science at Huddersfield.


Member of The Freedom Association (a centre-right, libertarian group).

Contact Information

Philip Davies MP, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA;; 020 7219 8264.




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