Early day motion 2000

ACCESS TO THE ROYAL MAIL POSTCODE DATABASE

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Total number of signatures: 72

Abbott, Diane Anderson, David Anderson, Janet Austin, John
Baker, Norman Berry, Roger Blears, Hazel Bottomley, Peter
Breed, Colin Bruce, Malcolm Campbell, Ronnie Caton, Martin
Clark, Katy Cook, Frank Corbyn, Jeremy Cryer, Ann
Davey, Edward Davidson, Ian Davies, Dai Davies, Philip
Dean, Janet Dismore, Andrew Dobbin, Jim Drew, David
Durkan, Mark Etherington, Bill Evans, Nigel Galloway, George
George, Andrew Gerrard, Neil Godsiff, Roger Hancock, Mike
Harris, Evan Hemming, John Heyes, David Holmes, Paul
Hopkins, Kelvin Howarth, David Hoyle, Lindsay Hunter, Mark
Illsley, Eric Jackson, Glenda Jenkins, Brian Jones, Lynne
Kemp, Fraser Key, Robert Laxton, Bob Lazarowicz, Mark
Leech, John Linton, Martin Mahmood, Khalid McCafferty, Chris
McDonnell, John McGuire, Anne Moss, Malcolm Mulholland, Greg
Pugh, John Rennie, Willie Roy, Lindsay Sharma, Virendra
Simpson, Alan Singh, Marsha Smith, Geraldine Strang, Gavin
Stuart, Graham Swinson, Jo Syms, Robert Thurso, John
Vis, Rudi Watson, Tom Willis, Phil Wright, Anthony D

That this House notes with concern the attempts of Royal Mail to restrict access to the postcode database for not-for-profit web services; further notes with alarm that this heavy-handed approach has led to not-for-profit websites which seek to provide essential services to the public being left unable to function; and calls on the Government to ensure that the database is made freely available to anyone for not-for-profit use, thus enabling citizen-focused projects to flourish and innovate.