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The Eec Directive On Data Protection And The UK Voluntary Sector

EDM number 945 in 1990-91, proposed by Robert Maclennan on 12/06/1991.

That this House welcomes the European Community Commission's concern to ensure appropriate protection for the general public within its draft directive on data protection; regrets that the main emphasis of the draft directive as it relates to direct mail concentrates on regulation of every day use of direct mail as opposed to misuse of data; believes that the use of direct mailing techniques by the voluntary sector in the United Kingdom is a legitimate way of raising and distributing enormous resources in the other-than-for-profit sector; further believes that it is the misuse of data which damages an otherwise effective, efficient and appropriate form of communication between members, supporters and donors of non-profit groups; is concerned that the directive, as currently drafted, will be counter-productive to the agreed end of seeking to eradicate mis-directed and unwanted communication with individuals,and, furthermore, that it will severely restrict the voluntary sector's ability to raise funds and therefore carry out its charitable work; welcomes the establishment of CHANGE (Charities and Non-profit Groups in Europe) by the British voluntary sector; and support CHANGE's call for the Directive to be amended in favour of regulation against data misuse through a European-wide mailing preference service requiring mandatory registration.

This motion has been signed by a total of 117 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Robert Maclennan12/06/1991Caithness and SutherlandProposed
Barry Sheerman12/06/1991HuddersfieldSigned
Geraint Howells12/06/1991Ceredigion and Pembroke NorthSigned
Simon Hughes12/06/1991Southwark and BermondseySigned
Norman Godman13/06/1991Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Ronnie Fearn13/06/1991SouthportSigned
Alistair Darling13/06/1991Edinburgh CentralSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe13/06/1991LeighSigned
Emma Nicholson13/06/1991Torridge & West DevonSigned
Eric Illsley13/06/1991Barnsley CentralSigned
Kim Howells13/06/1991PontypriddSigned
Peter Hardy13/06/1991WentworthSigned
John Battle14/06/1991Leeds WestSigned
John Cummings18/06/1991EasingtonSigned
Alex Carlile20/06/1991MontgomerySigned
Win Griffiths20/06/1991BridgendSigned
John Watts21/06/1991SloughSigned
Paul Channon25/06/1991Southend WestSigned
Doug Hoyle27/06/1991Warrington NorthSigned
Eddie McGrady27/06/1991South DownSigned
Llin Golding28/06/1991Newcastle-under-LymeSigned
David Knox01/07/1991Staffordshire MoorlandsSigned
Teresa Gorman01/07/1991BillericaySigned
Mike Watson01/07/1991Glasgow CentralSigned
Tony Worthington02/07/1991Clydebank & MilngavieSigned
David Clelland02/07/1991Tyne BridgeSigned
Ronnie Campbell02/07/1991Blyth ValleySigned
Chris Mullin02/07/1991Sunderland SouthSigned
Alf Morris02/07/1991Manchester WythenshaweSigned
Alice Mahon02/07/1991HalifaxSigned
David Lambie02/07/1991Cunninghame SouthSigned
Frank Field03/07/1991BirkenheadSigned
Bill O'Brien03/07/1991NormantonSigned
Lewis Moonie03/07/1991KirkcaldySigned
Ieuan Wyn Jones03/07/1991Ynys MSigned
John Smith03/07/1991Vale of GlamorganSigned
Matthew Taylor04/07/1991TruroSigned
John Hannam04/07/1991ExeterSigned
Peter Hain04/07/1991NeathSigned
Sam Galbraith04/07/1991Strathkelvin & BearsdenSigned
Marcus Fox04/07/1991ShipleySigned
Frank Cook04/07/1991Stockton NorthSigned
Eric Martlew04/07/1991CarlisleSigned
Sylvia Heal04/07/1991Staffordshire MidSigned
Alan Haselhurst04/07/1991Saffron WaldenSigned
Jim Sillars04/07/1991Glasgow, GovanSigned
Alex Salmond04/07/1991Banff & BuchanSigned
Nicholas Bonsor05/07/1991UpminsterSigned
George Foulkes05/07/1991Carrick, Cumnock and Doon ValleySigned
Brian Sedgemore05/07/1991Hackney South & ShoreditchSigned
Robert Parry08/07/1991Liverpool, RiversideSigned
Dennis Turner09/07/1991Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Tommy Graham09/07/1991Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Maria Fyfe09/07/1991Glasgow, MaryhillSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie09/07/1991Glasgow, PollokSigned
Austin Mitchell09/07/1991Great GrimsbySigned
Alan Meale09/07/1991MansfieldSigned
Thomas McAvoy09/07/1991Glasgow, RutherglenSigned
Russell Johnston09/07/1991Inverness, Nairn and LochaberSigned
George Howarth09/07/1991Knowsley NorthSigned
Giles Radice09/07/1991North DurhamSigned
Tom Pendry09/07/1991Stalybridge & HydeSigned
David Steel10/07/1991Tweeddale, Ettrick and LauderdaleSigned
David Alton10/07/1991Liverpool Mossley HillSigned
Paul Murphy10/07/1991TorfaenSigned
Ray Michie10/07/1991Argyll & ButeSigned
William McKelvey10/07/1991Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
Peter Pike10/07/1991BurnleySigned
Edward O'Hara11/07/1991Knowsley SouthSigned
Roland Boyes11/07/1991Houghton and WashingtonSigned
Julian Critchley11/07/1991AldershotSigned
Richard Alexander11/07/1991NewarkSigned
Jim Wallace12/07/1991Orkney & ShetlandSigned
Harry Greenway12/07/1991Ealing NorthSigned
Michael Martin12/07/1991Glasgow, SpringburnSigned
John McFall15/07/1991DumbartonSigned
Menzies Campbell15/07/1991Fife North EastSigned
Harry Ewing16/07/1991Falkirk EastSigned
James Wray16/07/1991Glasgow ProvanSigned
Simon Coombs17/07/1991SwindonSigned
Jack Aspinwall17/07/1991WansdykeSigned
Charles Kennedy18/07/1991Ross and Cromarty and SkyeSigned
Adam Ingram18/07/1991East KilbrideSigned
Jack Thompson19/07/1991WansbeckSigned
Winston Churchill22/07/1991DavyhulmeSigned
Donald Anderson22/07/1991Swansea EastSigned
Dafydd Wigley22/07/1991CaernarfonSigned
Keith Vaz23/07/1991Leicester EastSigned
Huw Edwards23/07/1991MonmouthSigned
Michael Mates23/07/1991East HampshireSigned
Tim Smith23/07/1991BeaconsfieldSigned
Keith Bradley24/07/1991Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Janet Fookes24/07/1991Plymouth DrakeSigned
Andrew Bowden24/07/1991Brighton, KemptownSigned
Joan Walley25/07/1991Stoke-on-Trent NorthSigned
Michael Grylls25/07/1991Surrey North WestSigned
Eddie Loyden25/07/1991Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Joan Ruddock25/07/1991Lewisham, DeptfordSigned
Brian Wilson14/10/1991Cunninghame NorthSigned
Cecil Walker14/10/1991Belfast NorthSigned
Paul Boateng14/10/1991Brent SouthSigned
Roy Beggs14/10/1991East AntrimSigned
Graham Allen14/10/1991Nottingham NorthSigned
Margaret Ewing14/10/1991MoraySigned
Patrick Cormack14/10/1991South StaffordshireSigned
Ian Bruce14/10/1991South DorsetSigned
David Mitchell14/10/1991North West HampshireSigned
Geoffrey Robinson14/10/1991Coventry North WestSigned
Peter Snape14/10/1991West Bromwich EastSigned
John Stanley14/10/1991Tonbridge & MallingSigned
James Hill14/10/1991Southampton, TestSigned
Archy Kirkwood14/10/1991Roxburgh & BerwickshireSigned
Ken Livingstone14/10/1991Brent EastSigned
George Younger15/10/1991AyrSigned
Martin Smyth17/10/1991Belfast SouthSigned
Peter Thurnham17/10/1991Bolton North EastSigned
Douglas French21/10/1991GloucesterSigned

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