Allow appeals against BBC Freedom of Information decisions

Currently, if the BBC refuses to answer a Freedom of Information Act request, there is no appeal mechanism (I believe that this is unique among public bodies).

My idea is to remove this exemption from appeals.

Why is this idea important?

Currently, if the BBC refuses to answer a Freedom of Information Act request, there is no appeal mechanism (I believe that this is unique among public bodies).

My idea is to remove this exemption from appeals.

Allow drivers to turn left on red if it’s safe to do so

In many countries, a red traffic light does not mean that drivers have to stop in all circumstances. A common exception that's allowed is that drivers can turn left at a red light if it's safe to do so (or right, if it's a country that drives on the right).

My idea is that we adopt this practice in the UK

Why is this idea important?

In many countries, a red traffic light does not mean that drivers have to stop in all circumstances. A common exception that's allowed is that drivers can turn left at a red light if it's safe to do so (or right, if it's a country that drives on the right).

My idea is that we adopt this practice in the UK

Don’t collect irrelevant data when people get married

When a couple gets married, or enters into a civil partnership, the forms that they are asked to fill in include a variety of pieces of information which are of no relevance to the event – things like parents' occupations, for example (even if the parents are dead … is 'corpse' an occupation?). All of this information is then publicly available on the marriage register.

My idea is to simplify the forms so that only essential information is asked for – perhaps just name and national insurance number.

Why is this idea important?

When a couple gets married, or enters into a civil partnership, the forms that they are asked to fill in include a variety of pieces of information which are of no relevance to the event – things like parents' occupations, for example (even if the parents are dead … is 'corpse' an occupation?). All of this information is then publicly available on the marriage register.

My idea is to simplify the forms so that only essential information is asked for – perhaps just name and national insurance number.