I wrote a letter to my MP, Charles Clarke, regarding the Digital Economy Bill. You can read that letter here.
I’m very pleased to say that I received a personalised response two days later, albeit from one of his researchers rather than from Mr Clarke himself – although this is only to be expected. The letter is reprinted here with permission and shows clearly Mr Clarke’s stance on the DEB.
Dear Mr Jones,
Thank you for taking the time to write to me on this important issue. I have taken up the points you have raised with the Government, and have attached the response I received from the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills. I hope that you will find this information useful in relation to your concerns.
On receiving your email I have written again to the Government to show the strength of my constituents’ concerns. I have raised several issues with the Bill myself, and will continue as your MP to scrutinise and lobby for improvements; however I do broadly support the Government’s position.
If I can be of any further assistance then please do not hesitate to contact me again.
On behalf of Charles Clarke MP
Rt Hon Charles Clarke MP
Attached to Mr Clarke’s email was a PDF of a letter from Stephen Timms, Minister for Digital Britain and champion of the DEB. You can read the attached PDF by clicking here.
I’d be interested to hear people’s thoughts on these responses.