I’ve received a response to my letter about the Digital Economy Bill from my MP, Ben Wallace.
Dear Mr Binns,
Thank you for contacting me about the Digital Economy Bill.
I understand that you are anxious that the Bill is being rushed through Parliament by the Government in advance of the General Election. The Bill had its First Reading in the House of Commons on 16 March. The Second Reading date has yet to be announced, but you can be sure that I will take into account your concerns when I have an opportunity to vote.
After the Second Reading the Bill will be considered on a line by line basis in Committee and I know that my colleagues in the Shadow Business, Innovation and Skills and the Shadow Culture, Media and Sport Teams on the Committee will scrutinise the Bill in great detail and will continue to hold the Government to account on this issue. My Party will take every opportunity to ensure that the legislation benefits our economy as much as possible.
Once again, thank you for taking the time to contact me.
This is actually a lot more promising than I was expecting, especially since his last response to me was pretty much a form letter.
I’m in the middle of a sprint now so I don’t have much time to think about this properly; feel free to add comments with your thoughts and I’ll come back to it later.