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Lockheed Martin And The 2011 UK Census

EDM number 1639 in 2010-12, proposed by Roger Godsiff on 22/03/2011.
Categorised under the topic of Census.

That this House notes with concern reports of the involvement of Lockheed Martin, a major US arms manufacturer, in gathering information for the 2011 Census; questions whether a company with the closest of commercial links to the US Department of Defense and involved in surveillance and data processing for a number of US administration agencies, including theCentral Intelligence Agency andthe Federal Bureau of Investigation, should have been allowed to tender for this contract and given the ultimate responsibility for processing this personal and sensitive national data about the UK's population; further notes that the Office for National Statistics claims that data will be safe even though all US companies are subject to the Patriot Act which allows the US administration to access any data in a company's possession; further notes the recent abysmal record of the Government in safeguarding personal data from a number of key departments; and calls on the Government to make public what safeguards are in place and to make a categorical assertion that this data, when it undergoes analysis, will not be passed through any US administration and non-administration databases now or at any stage in the future.

This motion has been signed by a total of 18 MPs.

Roger Godsiff22/03/2011Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourProposed
John Leech22/03/2011Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSeconded
Jeremy Corbyn23/03/2011Islington NorthLabourSeconded
Jonathan Edwards23/03/2011Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSeconded
Hywel Williams23/03/2011ArfonPlaid CymruSeconded
John McDonnell23/03/2011Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSeconded
Tony Lloyd24/03/2011Manchester CentralLabourSigned
Caroline Lucas28/03/2011Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
John Hemming28/03/2011Birmingham, YardleyLiberal DemocratSigned
Kelvin Hopkins28/03/2011Luton NorthLabourSigned
Bob Russell28/03/2011ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Stephen Williams29/03/2011Bristol WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Lady Hermon30/03/2011North DownIndependentSigned
David Crausby30/03/2011Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Elfyn Llwyd31/03/2011Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
Graham Stringer01/04/2011Blackley and BroughtonLabourSigned
Mark Williams01/04/2011CeredigionLiberal DemocratSigned
Ian Swales17/05/2011RedcarLiberal DemocratSigned

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