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The purpose of the Bill is to:
Roll back the State, reducing the weight of government imposition on citizens that has increased in recent years through legislation and centralised programmes.
The main benefits of the Bill would be:
The exact content of the Bill will be announced in due course and could cover a range of benefits, including:
•Restoring freedoms and civil liberties.
•Providing for greater accountability of the State to citizens.
•Reducing the burden of Government intrusion into the lives of individuals, by repealing unnecessary criminal laws.
•Strengthening the accountability of bodies receiving public funding in light of lessons learnt so far from the operation of the Freedom of Information Act.
•Introducing new legislation to restrict the scope of the DNA database and to give added protection to innocent people whose samples have been stored.
•Allowing members of the public to protest peacefully without fear of being criminalised.
•Ensuring anti-terrorism legislation strikes the right balance between protecting the public, strengthening social cohesion and protecting civil liberties.
•Protecting privacy by introducing new legislation to regulate the use of CCTV.
•Ensuring the storage of internet and email records is only done when there is good reason to do so.
The main elements of the Bill are:
The exact content of the Bill will be announced in due course and could cover a range of policies, including:
•The extension of the scope of the Freedom of Information Act to provide greater transparency.
•The protection of historic freedoms through the defence of trial by jury.
•The reform of libel laws to protect freedom of speech.
•The repeal of unnecessary criminal offences.
•Adopting the protections of the Scottish model for the DNA database.
•The restoration of rights to non-violent protest.
•Safeguards against the misuse of anti-terrorism legislation.
•Further regulation of CCTV.
•Ending of storage of internet and email records without good reason.
Originally posted by Truth_Hz
Exactly and I think most parents (including myself) would agree.
Clegg is trying to say that the CRB checks are intrusive and fuelled by suspicion and people were made to feel like criminals. In my line of work I have to be checked for CRB, financially and many others and at no point have i felt like a criminal. If you have nothing to hide why would you?
It is not a matter of suspicion it is a matter of safeguarding the lives and rights of our children!
edit on 11-2-2011 by Truth_Hz because: Tidying up