Ex-prisoner ‘Disclosure’ ‘spent’ on appeal

Sentences of 6 months or more a prisoner, on release, has, by law, to dislose to future employers, landlords, insurance companies etc for 10 years.  Sentences of more than 30 months – for life.  Disclosure results in increased premiums and rents.  If the ex-prisoner cannot gain employment, benefits must be the only source of income.  If, however, he or she can prove that they have their lives back on track and have gained useful, tax-paying employment, a possible appeal should be in place to cancel the disclosure term(official term 'spent').  After all there is an appeal process against a sentence, a possible early release from prison but no appeal against disclosure, which is an added sentence after release.  The slate is not, therefore, wiped clean.

Why is this idea important?

Sentences of 6 months or more a prisoner, on release, has, by law, to dislose to future employers, landlords, insurance companies etc for 10 years.  Sentences of more than 30 months – for life.  Disclosure results in increased premiums and rents.  If the ex-prisoner cannot gain employment, benefits must be the only source of income.  If, however, he or she can prove that they have their lives back on track and have gained useful, tax-paying employment, a possible appeal should be in place to cancel the disclosure term(official term 'spent').  After all there is an appeal process against a sentence, a possible early release from prison but no appeal against disclosure, which is an added sentence after release.  The slate is not, therefore, wiped clean.

Disclosure

Being open and honest regards my past, will I hope in some way highlight the daily invasion of my human rights, and hopefully make the new government understand the predjudices suffered by myself, and I'm sure many others in a similar position to myself.

I served in HM Forces for 5 and half years. During my service I represented the British Nordic Ski team, and as a result of this suffered constant bullying by other soldiers not as fortunate as myself. I suffered a serious injury to my right knee, and spirraled into depression.

Due to the constant bullying, It culminated in me going AWOL from the army for just under 2 years, and during the time of absence, I was arrested and charged with possesion with intent to supply ecstacy.

I was quickly back doored out of the Army, and sentenced to three years in custody, I was sentenced in 1999 and completed my sentence in 2001, since then I have committed NO further offences, and my prison record was impeccable. I have since requested a subject access request for my prison records to confirm this however was dismayed they only retain this information for three years, yet my disclosure period will NEVER become spent.

Since my conviction I travelled to Australia, and was deported 6 hours after landing at Brisbane airport, leaving my partner on the other side of the world, as you would imagine this was a very traumatic experience, and 10 years after my conviction.

Your government and previous governments, are quite happy to take my taxes every month yet in the eyes of current law, I am treated as a second class citizen. I have been in full time employment since leaving prison 10 years ago, and currently earn £36000 a year, as a manager for the Uk's largest utility broker. I have committed no further offences, yet I'm expected to live with this for the rest of my life.

This is something which should be ammended, I have made one mistake in my life, and regret the conviction to this day, however had I not been constantly bullied in your armed forces, I'm sure my life wouldn't of taken the route it did at the time.

Why is this idea important?

Being open and honest regards my past, will I hope in some way highlight the daily invasion of my human rights, and hopefully make the new government understand the predjudices suffered by myself, and I'm sure many others in a similar position to myself.

I served in HM Forces for 5 and half years. During my service I represented the British Nordic Ski team, and as a result of this suffered constant bullying by other soldiers not as fortunate as myself. I suffered a serious injury to my right knee, and spirraled into depression.

Due to the constant bullying, It culminated in me going AWOL from the army for just under 2 years, and during the time of absence, I was arrested and charged with possesion with intent to supply ecstacy.

I was quickly back doored out of the Army, and sentenced to three years in custody, I was sentenced in 1999 and completed my sentence in 2001, since then I have committed NO further offences, and my prison record was impeccable. I have since requested a subject access request for my prison records to confirm this however was dismayed they only retain this information for three years, yet my disclosure period will NEVER become spent.

Since my conviction I travelled to Australia, and was deported 6 hours after landing at Brisbane airport, leaving my partner on the other side of the world, as you would imagine this was a very traumatic experience, and 10 years after my conviction.

Your government and previous governments, are quite happy to take my taxes every month yet in the eyes of current law, I am treated as a second class citizen. I have been in full time employment since leaving prison 10 years ago, and currently earn £36000 a year, as a manager for the Uk's largest utility broker. I have committed no further offences, yet I'm expected to live with this for the rest of my life.

This is something which should be ammended, I have made one mistake in my life, and regret the conviction to this day, however had I not been constantly bullied in your armed forces, I'm sure my life wouldn't of taken the route it did at the time.

Allow Access to the 1921 Census Now

In times of economic stress such as these the government might be open to any idea that could generate useful revenue and the 1921 census is one such project.

A way to generate income, provide jobs and boost the economy all at the same time without making cuts.
Such a policy must be popular with the electorate.

The National Audit Office report on the release of the 1901 census stated that the internet access to the 1901 generated revenues of £4.5 million by October 2003, less than one year.
In five years that amounts to a conservative sum of £22.5 million and useful figure for even a government to play with.

A group of MPs suggested the 1911 census could develop revenue of 40 million pounds per annum

There were no sensitive questions on the schedule-
Name & Surname, Relationship to Head, Age, Sex, Married or Orphaned, Birthplace, Nationality, School, Occupation, Employment, Place of work, Total Children Under 15, Ages of Children. – so there is no need to redact columns.

In addition releasing the census would purge misconceptions raised by a previous Registrar General, Len Cook when he pledge on the 1981, 1991 census that the schedules would remain closed for 100 years. A pledge he later admitted in a letter to parliament he had no authority to give.

This would not cost goverment or taxpayers one penny as private companies would be queuing up to digitise, transcribe and host the 1921 Census

Why is this idea important?

In times of economic stress such as these the government might be open to any idea that could generate useful revenue and the 1921 census is one such project.

A way to generate income, provide jobs and boost the economy all at the same time without making cuts.
Such a policy must be popular with the electorate.

The National Audit Office report on the release of the 1901 census stated that the internet access to the 1901 generated revenues of £4.5 million by October 2003, less than one year.
In five years that amounts to a conservative sum of £22.5 million and useful figure for even a government to play with.

A group of MPs suggested the 1911 census could develop revenue of 40 million pounds per annum

There were no sensitive questions on the schedule-
Name & Surname, Relationship to Head, Age, Sex, Married or Orphaned, Birthplace, Nationality, School, Occupation, Employment, Place of work, Total Children Under 15, Ages of Children. – so there is no need to redact columns.

In addition releasing the census would purge misconceptions raised by a previous Registrar General, Len Cook when he pledge on the 1981, 1991 census that the schedules would remain closed for 100 years. A pledge he later admitted in a letter to parliament he had no authority to give.

This would not cost goverment or taxpayers one penny as private companies would be queuing up to digitise, transcribe and host the 1921 Census

Mandatory disclosure of loss of data / security incidents

When an organisation looses, misplaces or abuses data held about you or when an organisation is hacked, attacked or circumvented they should have to report such things to the Information Commissioner, it's shareholders (if plc), the police (where a crime has been committed) and the individuals who's data may have been abused.

Why is this idea important?

When an organisation looses, misplaces or abuses data held about you or when an organisation is hacked, attacked or circumvented they should have to report such things to the Information Commissioner, it's shareholders (if plc), the police (where a crime has been committed) and the individuals who's data may have been abused.