stop confiscation of your property and Human Rights in the UK Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill

Key MPs to lobby - Labour MPs added

These MPs will all be key players in the negotiations over the Digital Economy Bill in the wash up. The Bill, and Clause 43, will either pass or fall down with their veto. It doesn't matter if they are not our local MPs; we also can write to them directly in their capacity as Shadow Ministers, Committee Chairs and Party Whips. Be aware that letters sent directly to Ministers will be ignored - they must be forwarded by constituency MPs.

Conservatives (potentially supportive)

• Kenneth Clarke, Shadow Secretary of State for Business
Tel: 0115 981 7224 / Fax: 0115 981 7273

• Jeremy Hunt, Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
Tel: 0207 219 6813 /

• Peter Luff, Chair Business, Innovation and Skills Committee (this committee scrutinises the dept for Business, Innovation and Skills that sponsored DEB)
Tel: 01905 763952 / Fax: 01905 330075

• John Whittingdale, Chair Culture, Media and Sport Committee (already very critical of the bill)
Tel: 01621 855663 / Fax: 01621 855217

• Patrick McLoughlin, Opposition Chief Whip in the House of Commons
Tel: 020 7219 3511

• Andrew Robathan, Deputy Opposition Chief Whip in the House of Commons
Tel: 01455 283594 / Fax: 01455 286159

Liberal Democrats (wavering - trying to amend rather than remove Clause 43)

• John Thurso, Shadow Secretary of State for Business
Tel: 0131 337 2314

• Don Foster, Shadow Culture, Media and Sport Secretary, and Olympics
Tel: 01225 338 973 / Fax: 01225 463 630

• Paul Burstow, Chief Whip
Tel: 020 8288 6553 / Fax: 020 8288 6550

and opposition Members of the Culture, Media and Sports Committee
and the Business, Innovation and Skills Committee, very important as it’s believed that they would be the ones to scrutinise the bill in Commons Committee stage were it not being washed up.

Labour (must vote with Government, so need persuading to change Government position)

The Rt Hon Lord Mandelson, First Secretary of State, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills and Lord President of the Council
Tel: 020 7215 5621 / fax: 020 7215 5468

The Rt Hon David Lammy MP, Minister of State (Higher Education and Intellectual Property) Leads on Intellectual Property issues and the Intellectual Property Office. David Lammy was previously Minister for Culture at the DCMS and according to his biography was a champion of museums and public libraries during his time there
BIS Office tel: 020 7215 5923
Alternative parliamentary contacts: tel: 020 7219 0767 / ax: 020 7219 0357

• The Rt Hon Stephen Timms MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Minister for Digital Britain) Leads on: Digital Britain, Communications and content industries, including creative industries; and IT and electronics sector
BIS Office tel: 020 7215 5229
Alternative parliament contact: tel: 020 7219 4000 / fax 020 7219 2949

The above are all at the Department for Business Innovation and Skills 1 Victoria Street, London SW1H 0ET

The Rt Hon Ben Bradshaw MP, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (previously BBC correspondent for Berlin and still a member of the NUJ) (Exeter)
Constituency contacts Tel: 01392 424 464 / Fax: 01392 425 630
Parliamentary contacts Tel: 0207 219 6597 Fax: 0207 219 0950

The Rt Hon Margaret Hodge MBE MP, Minister of State Leads on: Museums and Galleries, Libraries, Creative industries
Constituency contacts Tel: 020 8594 1333 / Fax: 020 8594 1131
Parliamentary contacts Tel: 020 7219 3000

The above two are at the Dept for Culture, Media and Sport

• The Rt Hon Harriet Harman QC MP, Leader of the House of Commons, Lord Privy Seal Minister for Women and Equality
26 Whitehall, London SW1A 2WH
Tel: 020 7276 1005 Fax: 020 7276 1006