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5031 ID card responses counted as just 1 - Hansard

'The Earl of Northesk asked Her Majesty's Government:
How, in calculating the statistical response to the Home Office consultation on the proposal to introduce identity cards, they intend to treat the 5,029 submissions from the Stand website on the matter. [HL3123]

Baroness Scotland of Asthal: 5,031 emails have been received via the Stand website in response to the Government's consultation exercise on entitlement cards. They will be counted in the same way as other inspired samples or surveys of opinion which by their nature cannot be representative of the population as a whole. Another example is the response to an ITV Teletext survey which showed 2:1 support for a card scheme.' link

Posted by SteveC at 05:12 PM Mon 23 Jun 2003 Categories: Hansard , ID Cards
The lost ID card responses - Hansard

'Miss McIntosh: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many responses to the entitlement card consultation were received via the Stand website; and how many were (a) in favour and (b) against. [116170]

Beverley Hughes: 5,031 emails have been received via the Stand website. 4,856 expressed views against an entitlement card scheme, 44 expressed views in favour. A further 131 contained obvious false information, for example a made-up email address or were judged highly likely to be duplicates.' link

Posted by SteveC at 05:06 PM Mon 23 Jun 2003 Categories: Hansard , ID Cards
Lords debate on balancing security and liberty - Hansard

'Lord Lucas: I do not believe that I was entirely convinced by the argument of the noble Lord, Lord Wilson of Dinton, that the bureaucracy can be trusted to safeguard our liberty; nor was I convinced by the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Chester that the history of the Church is one of liberty. It certainly was not according to the way I was taught the history of the Church. I believe that, beyond anything else, the preservation of liberty is the business of Parliament and of others who are not concerned with government or, in other ways, with the powers in the land. They must ensure that this critical part of our being a free and worthwhile nation is preserved.' link

Posted by SteveC at 02:40 PM Thu 27 Mar 2003 Categories: Hansard