Immigration Controls

In the 1970s I travel from England to France on a regular basis on the return journey you were required to see an imigration officer on the boat if you were from outside the UK you would be challenged as to why you were coming to the UK and had to prove that you had the means to support yourself. On several trips people were refused entry had to stay on the boat and were returned to France. I know that some people who are reading this will think that they were all non white, Well sorry to disapoint you there were several Americans. This was a system that worked the last time I was in the USA they operated a similar system.

Why is this idea important?

In the 1970s I travel from England to France on a regular basis on the return journey you were required to see an imigration officer on the boat if you were from outside the UK you would be challenged as to why you were coming to the UK and had to prove that you had the means to support yourself. On several trips people were refused entry had to stay on the boat and were returned to France. I know that some people who are reading this will think that they were all non white, Well sorry to disapoint you there were several Americans. This was a system that worked the last time I was in the USA they operated a similar system.

e Borders -the imposition on yachtsmen

E-Borders is going to require sailing yachts coming in from the near continent to advise HM e-borders, by email only, of their port of arrival, ETA, Number of persons on board, their passport numbers. Any change must be advised as soon as possible. I presume this is to alert E-Borders cutters of potential smuggling or carrying illegal immigrants.

Which self respecting smuggler is going to comply? 

 

Hope someone is actually reading this stuff.

 

C. L Daly

Why is this idea important?

E-Borders is going to require sailing yachts coming in from the near continent to advise HM e-borders, by email only, of their port of arrival, ETA, Number of persons on board, their passport numbers. Any change must be advised as soon as possible. I presume this is to alert E-Borders cutters of potential smuggling or carrying illegal immigrants.

Which self respecting smuggler is going to comply? 

 

Hope someone is actually reading this stuff.

 

C. L Daly

Identity, Professional Bodies, forms ID1 & ID2

The previous government introduced regulations requiring solicitors, accountants and other professions to demand photo ID from clients. Should this not be at the discretion of the persons involved rather than a catch-all government regulation? This requirement should be removed.

Also introduced were forms ID1 and ID2 requiring again production of photo ID for the Land Registry to be changed. Since in most cases all that this does is execute the provisions of already legally recognised documents, what is the relevance of identity here? There is none. The identity requirements should be removed as unnecessary

Why is this idea important?

The previous government introduced regulations requiring solicitors, accountants and other professions to demand photo ID from clients. Should this not be at the discretion of the persons involved rather than a catch-all government regulation? This requirement should be removed.

Also introduced were forms ID1 and ID2 requiring again production of photo ID for the Land Registry to be changed. Since in most cases all that this does is execute the provisions of already legally recognised documents, what is the relevance of identity here? There is none. The identity requirements should be removed as unnecessary

Right to privacy

With the increase of third party quangos having more and more access to your personal records.   This can only be bad and open to clear violations of an individuals right to privacy.

 

The Terrorism powers allow more snooping into peoples private lives.

 

The use of Third party providers. Profit making companies to provide help for the unemployed.  This gives them more and more accesss to your personal info. With the latest coerced labour scenario you have no right to silence,no privacy, you have to tell them everything you do. Infact the only thing that aint regulated ans sanctions imposed for as far as I am aware is flatulence.

Why is this idea important?

With the increase of third party quangos having more and more access to your personal records.   This can only be bad and open to clear violations of an individuals right to privacy.

 

The Terrorism powers allow more snooping into peoples private lives.

 

The use of Third party providers. Profit making companies to provide help for the unemployed.  This gives them more and more accesss to your personal info. With the latest coerced labour scenario you have no right to silence,no privacy, you have to tell them everything you do. Infact the only thing that aint regulated ans sanctions imposed for as far as I am aware is flatulence.

Protection of Privacy (Electoral Register)

I concur with the idea submitted by "nrs" in July 2010 "that the electoral register should be completely and universally removed from access by any third party"

Additionally this should be prohobited from all third parties irrespective of monetary gain in any capacity whatsoever.

I have discovered that 192.com have been selling my address to anyone who will pay despite the fact that I opted out in 2003. They are happy to work with old data. An opt out system is operated. When you don't know your in it, how can you know to opt out.

Furthermore I have now discovered that Experian and similar credit reference agencies are actively marketing the sale of individuals information on their web-sites. It appears to be a very profitable business for them.  United Utilities have passed my data to an insurance company and they have obtained my ex directory phone number from Experian.

With investigation I have discovered that local councils make as little as £300 for selling the register yet companies are potentially making thousands when they in turn sell it on to anyone who wants to buy it. This probably does not cover the cost of overheads for them being bound by law to supply it to would be purchasers. Who else is getting private information?

Despite having registered for the Telephone Preference Service and the Mailing Preference Service to protect my details, I have still had my address used fraudulently on two occasions and in both these instances, the Police did not want to get involved. I also receive numerous marketing calls and the companies calling refuse to give you their name and become rude and abusive if they don't cut you off first.

I believe it imperative that the law is repealed to help protect inividuals from identity theft and nuisance calls from marketing companies.

Why is this idea important?

I concur with the idea submitted by "nrs" in July 2010 "that the electoral register should be completely and universally removed from access by any third party"

Additionally this should be prohobited from all third parties irrespective of monetary gain in any capacity whatsoever.

I have discovered that 192.com have been selling my address to anyone who will pay despite the fact that I opted out in 2003. They are happy to work with old data. An opt out system is operated. When you don't know your in it, how can you know to opt out.

Furthermore I have now discovered that Experian and similar credit reference agencies are actively marketing the sale of individuals information on their web-sites. It appears to be a very profitable business for them.  United Utilities have passed my data to an insurance company and they have obtained my ex directory phone number from Experian.

With investigation I have discovered that local councils make as little as £300 for selling the register yet companies are potentially making thousands when they in turn sell it on to anyone who wants to buy it. This probably does not cover the cost of overheads for them being bound by law to supply it to would be purchasers. Who else is getting private information?

Despite having registered for the Telephone Preference Service and the Mailing Preference Service to protect my details, I have still had my address used fraudulently on two occasions and in both these instances, the Police did not want to get involved. I also receive numerous marketing calls and the companies calling refuse to give you their name and become rude and abusive if they don't cut you off first.

I believe it imperative that the law is repealed to help protect inividuals from identity theft and nuisance calls from marketing companies.

REmove useless paper work when buying a new numbr plate

As an ordinary member of the public if ou wish to buy a new car number plate you have to provide documentation as to the vechicle and your identity.    The motor trade can get them with no documentation and criminals can make their own.     So why bother the innocent person and add to the costs of small business.

Why is this idea important?

As an ordinary member of the public if ou wish to buy a new car number plate you have to provide documentation as to the vechicle and your identity.    The motor trade can get them with no documentation and criminals can make their own.     So why bother the innocent person and add to the costs of small business.

Simplify money laundering regulations

The money laundering regulations need to be simplified. As an estate agent I am required to check a client’s identity and also check the politically exposed persons list, the same client will also have to go through the same checks with their solicitor and their lender before any transaction can take place. Is it really necessary to check a person’s identity three times just to sell a house for client you may have known for 20 years?

 

Why is this idea important?

The money laundering regulations need to be simplified. As an estate agent I am required to check a client’s identity and also check the politically exposed persons list, the same client will also have to go through the same checks with their solicitor and their lender before any transaction can take place. Is it really necessary to check a person’s identity three times just to sell a house for client you may have known for 20 years?

 

Make identity checks meaningful

Currently identity checks, usually carried out for the alleged purpose of controlling money laundering, are burdensome and ineffective.  Organisations who know a customer well ask for passport, driving licence, utility bills to prove they are who they say they are.  Pointless!

Money laundering controls should be aimed at the criminals not at the whole lawabiding population.

Why is this idea important?

Currently identity checks, usually carried out for the alleged purpose of controlling money laundering, are burdensome and ineffective.  Organisations who know a customer well ask for passport, driving licence, utility bills to prove they are who they say they are.  Pointless!

Money laundering controls should be aimed at the criminals not at the whole lawabiding population.

simplify changing your name

When we get married we have to take all legal documents – proof of identity, proof of residency, proof of divorce etc to the registrar who checks and agrees they are legal, enters the information onto their computer system and then legalises the marriage and issues the marriage certificate.

 

Following the marriage some individuals want to take their partners name. So far I have had to inform 22+ separate organisations and agencies of my name change, send original certificates by recorded delivery (get the certificate back by recorded delivery), send certified copies of my marriage certificate to other organisations. I had an on-line form to complete for the tax office (good and sensible) but had to write separately to the national insurance office!

 

My idea is that once formally married (marriage certificate issued) a USB s given to the married couple (same sex or different sex) and that is all the proof needed. On line forms could then easily be completed with a check system completed by the receiving organisation e.g. the passport office would put the usb through their system and ot would confirm or not whether the marriage was valid and the change of name legitimate

Why is this idea important?

When we get married we have to take all legal documents – proof of identity, proof of residency, proof of divorce etc to the registrar who checks and agrees they are legal, enters the information onto their computer system and then legalises the marriage and issues the marriage certificate.

 

Following the marriage some individuals want to take their partners name. So far I have had to inform 22+ separate organisations and agencies of my name change, send original certificates by recorded delivery (get the certificate back by recorded delivery), send certified copies of my marriage certificate to other organisations. I had an on-line form to complete for the tax office (good and sensible) but had to write separately to the national insurance office!

 

My idea is that once formally married (marriage certificate issued) a USB s given to the married couple (same sex or different sex) and that is all the proof needed. On line forms could then easily be completed with a check system completed by the receiving organisation e.g. the passport office would put the usb through their system and ot would confirm or not whether the marriage was valid and the change of name legitimate

english

Can we please have the option to be English again.  All official forms give the option to be Scottish,Welsh,Irish but no English.  I am proud to be English.  I am not British as this covers a lot of nationalities.  I always cross out British and enter English knowing it will be ignored when the details are put in the computer but I feel I have done my bit!!

Why is this idea important?

Can we please have the option to be English again.  All official forms give the option to be Scottish,Welsh,Irish but no English.  I am proud to be English.  I am not British as this covers a lot of nationalities.  I always cross out British and enter English knowing it will be ignored when the details are put in the computer but I feel I have done my bit!!

Make our identity a legal private property

The technology exists to allow all of us to retain, held in secure privately owned "identity banks" who we contract with privately, our key private identity details.  Name, age, sex, address. These banks would be allowed in law to do only one thing – protect the privacy of our identity – with severe fines payable to us if they release our details without our knowledge.

It should then be the law that no organisation, including the government, should be able to make any use of our personal details without flagging this up with our guardian bank and receiving our permission to use those details.  We would all obtain a log of all organisations who were interested in us or contacting us.

We would be free to contract in or out of our visibility to commercial organisations. It might be part of the contract with your electricity company that they were allowed to know who you were to supply you with power – fair enough, but we could set the extent of this "knowing" about us.  Equally, you might want to put a block on the credit card companies making you new offers.

Government, especially, would have to log all its "dealings" that required it to know or use our identity details.  We'd see what they were doing. 

This law puts the power over our identity where it belongs – with each of us.

 

Why is this idea important?

The technology exists to allow all of us to retain, held in secure privately owned "identity banks" who we contract with privately, our key private identity details.  Name, age, sex, address. These banks would be allowed in law to do only one thing – protect the privacy of our identity – with severe fines payable to us if they release our details without our knowledge.

It should then be the law that no organisation, including the government, should be able to make any use of our personal details without flagging this up with our guardian bank and receiving our permission to use those details.  We would all obtain a log of all organisations who were interested in us or contacting us.

We would be free to contract in or out of our visibility to commercial organisations. It might be part of the contract with your electricity company that they were allowed to know who you were to supply you with power – fair enough, but we could set the extent of this "knowing" about us.  Equally, you might want to put a block on the credit card companies making you new offers.

Government, especially, would have to log all its "dealings" that required it to know or use our identity details.  We'd see what they were doing. 

This law puts the power over our identity where it belongs – with each of us.

 

One I.D. Number for life

During our life we have the burden of a….

1. National Insurance Number

2. National Health Number

3. Driving License Number

4. Passport Number

etc, etc.

Think about having just ONE ID NUMBER FOR LIFE. This would be used for EVERYTHING we do of a formal nature within society, simple and safe.

Why is this idea important?

During our life we have the burden of a….

1. National Insurance Number

2. National Health Number

3. Driving License Number

4. Passport Number

etc, etc.

Think about having just ONE ID NUMBER FOR LIFE. This would be used for EVERYTHING we do of a formal nature within society, simple and safe.