[NO2ID-announce] Lewisham No2ID

Mark Bennett sydenhamid@yahoo.co.uk
Fri, 10 Mar 2006 09:19:25 +0000 (GMT)


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The ID Card Bill will return to the Commons again on Monday 13th March having been rejected by the Lords once again.  The Government is so desperate to get this measure through that it is scheduled for its final Lords vote on Wednesday 15th. The stakes are high, and the Parliament Act threatens, but there is something you can do. 
   
  I apologise for the late notice but it is essential that everyone write to their MP and at least one member of the House of Lords.  The web site TheyWorkForYou.com includes a facility to write to your MP electronically.  I have again attached the list of peers with some vague connection to Lewisham for your attention.
   
  When writing to a peer or MP, it is best to make your own point in your own words but I would ask you to emphasise that the Government should stick to its manifesto commitment that the ID Card and database be voluntary.  The unamended proposal forces anyone who requires a passport or other designated document to register.  The House of Commons Home Affairs Committee has condemned this as anything but voluntary.
   
  This week new biometric UK passport was launched.  These are combatable with our international obligations, they meet the US requirements for visa exception AND they do not require fingerprints, DNA or a massive compulsory database.  It includes a digital photo.  You may wish to ask your MP why the Home Office persists with the lie that an intrusive database is central to the new passport.
   
  Locally, our delivery continues.  We will reconvene on Thursday 16th March in the Crown, 49 Tranquil Vale, Blackheath SE3 0BS at 8pm.  If you have any problems identifying us, my mobile number is 07770 451201.
   
  I believe our subsequent meeting (on Thursday, 30th March) is technically during the local elections.  I am not too sure what the implications are but Iíll report back next time.
   
  The meeting of Lewisham humanists that we have been invited to address on Thursday 27th April has been confirmed.  It is a public meeting so feel free to invite as many people as you like.  The usual format is a 30 minute presentation followed by questions.  Iím not sure that half an hour of me is appropriate so I would welcome ideas.  The venue is the Meeting House, 41 Bromley Road Catford SE6 (corner of Penerley Road).  
   
  Once again, thank you for your support.  Whatever happens next week, the campaign will continue.
   
  Yours sincerely,
   
  Mark Bennett 
  Lewisham No2ID
   

		
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 style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>The unamended proposal forces anyone who requires a passport or other designated document to register.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>The House of Commons Home Affairs Committee has condemned this as anything but voluntary.<o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></div>  <div class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Garamond"><FONT size=3>&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></div>  <div class=MsoBodyText style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><FONT face=Garamond><FONT size=3>This week new biometric UK passport was launched.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>These are combatable with our international obligations, they meet the US requirements for visa exception AND they do not require fingerprints, DNA or a massive compulsory database.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>It includes a digital photo.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>You may wish to ask your MP why the Home!
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 (on Thursday, 30<SUP>th</SUP> March) is technically during the local elections.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>I am not too sure what the implications are but Iíll report back next time.</FONT></div>  <div class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><FONT size=3><FONT face="Times New Roman">&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></FONT></FONT></div>  <div class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify; mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><FONT size=3><FONT face="Times New Roman">The meeting of Lewisham humanists that we have been invited to address on Thursday 27<SUP>th</SUP> April has been confirmed.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>It is a public meeting so feel free to invite as many people as you like.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>The usual format is a 30 minute presentation followed by questions.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>Iím not sure that half an hour of me is appropriate so I !
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