UK Politics

Liberal Democratic Party: MoJ blunder exposes gross incompetence says Howarth

Press Release   •   Jan 21, 2010 11:41 GMT

“It is laughable that Labour thinks it can be trusted to build a huge identity database containing sensitive information about millions of citizens," said the Liberal Democrat Shadow Justice Secretary.

Commenting on the blunder in which personal contact details of magistrates were mistakenly sent to a prison, David Howarth said:

“Whether it’s sending magistrates’ details to a prison or losing laptops, CDs and data sticks, the Government has failed time and time again to keep private information safe.

“It is laughable that Labour thinks it can be trusted to build a huge identity database containing sensitive information about millions of citizens.

“This security lapse exposes gross incompetence in the Ministry of Justice. Jack Straw must now tell us if it was a one-off or if other magistrates have been compromised in this way.”