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SOCIAL NETWORKING WEBSITES AND GOVERNMENT SURVEILLANCE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1191: tabled on 25 March 2009

Tabled in the 2008-09 session.

This motion has been signed by 44 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 notes with concern the Home Office's consideration of a government database for monitoring activities of law-abiding citizens on social network websites such as Facebook, Bebo and MySpace; highlights that these sites contain sensitive data on individuals which the Government has no right to know; further notes recent failures by Government Departments to keep confidential data secure; further notes that police can monitor social networking accounts of those suspected of criminality, under existing warrant procedures; and urges the Government to drop any plans for blanket monitoring of all users on social networking websites.

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.

Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 April 2009
Lewes
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 26 March 2009
Worthing West
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 March 2009
South East Cornwall
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 April 2009
Sutton and Cheam
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 April 2009
Solihull
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 April 2009
Orkney and Shetland
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 30 March 2009
Islington North
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 23 April 2009
Blaenau Gwent
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 25 March 2009
Ribble Valley
Featherstone, Lynne
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 April 2009
Hornsey and Wood Green
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 April 2009
Bath
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 March 2009
St Ives
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 March 2009
Romsey
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 March 2009
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 May 2009
Oxford West and Abingdon
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 March 2009
North Devon
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 March 2009
Birmingham, Yardley
Howarth, David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 April 2009
Cambridge
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 June 2009
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 March 2009
Cheadle
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 30 March 2009
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 March 2009
Hereford
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 March 2009
Manchester, Withington
Mason, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 April 2009
Glasgow East
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 April 2009
Leeds North West
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 May 2009
Montgomeryshire
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 April 2009
Southport
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 April 2009
North Cornwall
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 March 2009
Rochdale
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 6 May 2009
Nottingham South
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 April 2009
Hazel Grove
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 April 2009
Brent East
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 31 March 2009
Leicester East
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Independent
Signed on 27 March 2009
Liverpool, West Derby
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 April 2009
Ceredigion
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 March 2009
Bristol West
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 April 2009
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 April 2009
Cardiff Central

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.