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Offshoring And Data Security

EDM number 2089 in 2010-12, proposed by Mary Glindon on 14/07/2011.
Categorised under the topics of Data protection and Employment.

That this House is concerned by Hewlett Packard's (HP) application to offshore up to 200 jobs, from Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Lytham and Sheffield, working on the Adams 2 contract with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), to Bangalore and that HP workers based in India will be inshored to the UK from August 2011 to start knowledge transfer before the Government has announced its decision; is alarmed at the increased security risks of storing millions of live personal data files, including national insurance numbers, offshore; recognises the serious ethical implications of reducing the cost and increasing the profitability of a public sector contract through exploiting inferior pay and conditions of overseas workers; believes that any savings on DWP IT expenditure through offshoring would be exceeded by lost tax revenue and increased benefit payments; notes that offshoring and inshoring compromise the Government's ambition to tackle the deficit through growing employment; and calls on the Government to undertake and publish a full economic impact assessment of HP's offshoring application and to reject the application.

This motion has been signed by a total of 25 MPs.

Mary Glindon14/07/2011North TynesideLabourProposed
Tom Blenkinsop14/07/2011Middlesbrough South and East ClevelandLabourSeconded
Ian Mearns14/07/2011GatesheadLabourSeconded
Catherine McKinnell14/07/2011Newcastle upon Tyne NorthLabourSeconded
Alex Cunningham14/07/2011Stockton NorthLabourSeconded
John McDonnell14/07/2011Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSeconded
Ronnie Campbell14/07/2011Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Jim Shannon18/07/2011StrangfordDUPSigned
Dennis Skinner18/07/2011BolsoverLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins18/07/2011Luton NorthLabourSigned
Grahame Morris18/07/2011EasingtonLabourSigned
Martin Caton19/07/2011GowerLabourSigned
Steve Rotheram19/07/2011Liverpool, WaltonLabourSigned
Mark Durkan19/07/2011FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
David Crausby19/07/2011Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Nick Brown19/07/2011Newcastle upon Tyne EastLabourSigned
Jim Dobbin20/07/2011Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Paul Flynn20/07/2011Newport WestLabourSigned
Graeme Morrice20/07/2011LivingstonLabourSigned
Lindsay Roy11/08/2011GlenrothesLabourSigned
Paul Blomfield11/08/2011Sheffield CentralLabourSigned
Stephen Hepburn05/09/2011JarrowLabourSigned
Alan Beith07/09/2011Berwick-upon-TweedLiberal DemocratSigned
John Hemming12/09/2011Birmingham, YardleyLiberal DemocratSigned
Jeremy Corbyn18/10/2011Islington NorthLabourSigned

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