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BIOMETRIC DATA COLLECTION IN SCHOOLS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 686: tabled on 19 January 2007

Tabled in the 2006-07 session.

This motion has been signed by 86 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House is alarmed at the growing practice of schools collecting and storing the biometric details of children as young as three; notes that up to 3,500 schools use biometric software to record the data of approximately three quarters of a million children; shares parents' concerns that children's data, often including photographs and fingerprints, is stored on unregulated data collection systems and potentially insecure school computer networks and could therefore potentially be misused; notes that collecting the data from children under 12 without parental consent directly contravenes the Data Protection Act; believes that no child should have biometric information taken without the express written permission of their parents; further believes that no child should be excluded from school activities where this permission is not forthcoming; welcomes the decision by the Department for Education and Skills to update guidance to local authorities and schools; and calls on the Government to conduct a full and open consultation with stakeholders, including parents and children, on this issue as part of their redrafting process.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 19 April 2007
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Alexander, Danny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 January 2007
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Ancram, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 7 March 2007
Devizes
Anderson, Janet
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2007
Rossendale and Darwen
Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 January 2007
Lewes
Baldry, Tony
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 2007
Banbury
Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 February 2007
Edinburgh West
Bercow, John
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 2007
Buckingham
Binley, Mr Brian
Conservative
Signed on 19 March 2007
Northampton South
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 23 January 2007
Worthing West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 January 2007
Carshalton and Wallington
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 January 2007
South East Cornwall
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 January 2007
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 January 2007
Gordon
Burrowes, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 2007
Enfield, Southgate
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 January 2007
Sutton and Cheam
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 January 2007
Solihull
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 January 2007
Twickenham
Chope, Mr Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 15 March 2007
Christchurch
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2007
North Ayrshire and Arran
Clegg, Mr Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 January 2007
Sheffield, Hallam
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 19 February 2007
Leyton and Wanstead
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 23 January 2007
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 January 2007
Kingston and Surbiton
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2007
Sunderland North
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 29 January 2007
Ribble Valley
Fallon, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 7 February 2007
Sevenoaks
Featherstone, Lynne
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 January 2007
Hornsey and Wood Green
Field, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 6 February 2007
Cities of London and Westminster
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 January 2007
Bath
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 January 2007
St Ives
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2007
Norwich North
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 February 2007
Romsey
Goodman, Mr Paul
Conservative
Signed on 17 April 2007
Wycombe
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2007
Leeds North East
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 January 2007
Oxford West and Abingdon
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 January 2007
North Devon
Heath, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 June 2007
Somerton and Frome
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 February 2007
Birmingham, Yardley
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 January 2007
Chesterfield
Horwood, Mr Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 January 2007
Cheltenham
Howarth, David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 January 2007
Cambridge
Jones, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 1 February 2007
Clwyd West
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 23 January 2007
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2007
Clwyd South
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 January 2007
Hereford
Kirkbride, Julie
Conservative
Signed on 31 January 2007
Bromsgrove
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 February 2007
Richmond Park
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 February 2007
North Norfolk
Lancaster, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 2007
North East Milton Keynes
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 January 2007
Manchester, Withington
Main, Anne
Conservative
Signed on 28 February 2007
St Albans
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 24 January 2007
Wolverhampton South West
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 31 January 2007
South Antrim
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 1 February 2007
Belfast South
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 29 January 2007
South Down
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2007
Mansfield
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 19 April 2007
Great Grimsby
Moore, Mr Michael
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 January 2007
Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 February 2007
Winchester
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 June 2007
Montgomeryshire
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 22 January 2007
Croydon Central
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 January 2007
Southport
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 January 2007
North Cornwall
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 April 2007
Rochdale
Shepherd, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 28 February 2007
Aldridge-Brownhills
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2007
Nottingham South
Streeter, Mr Gary
Conservative
Signed on 21 May 2007
South West Devon
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2007
Hazel Grove
Swayne, Mr Desmond
Conservative
Signed on 5 February 2007
New Forest West
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 February 2007
East Dunbartonshire
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 February 2007
Truro and St Austell
Taylor, Dr Richard
Independent
Signed on 8 February 2007
Wyre Forest
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2007
Finchley and Golders Green
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 February 2007
Ceredigion
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 March 2007
Cardiff Central
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 26 March 2007
East Antrim
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 27 March 2007
Batley and Spen
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 February 2007
Teignbridge

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.