Questions We’re Asked
The personal questions the government wants us to answer
The Convention on Modern Liberty Research Team Briefing paper 5
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A grim future of form filling and bureaucracy is the one that the government plans for us all. In just four new forms –the application form for the National ID Card, the controversial 696 form for promoters of live events in London, Form 27 issued as a dispersal notice and the form for all travellers leaving Britain – there are 153 questions to be answered. The organisers of the Convention on Modern Liberty believe that these questions not only symbolize a new era of intrusiveness but they represent a huge waste of time, which will cost hundreds of thousands of man hours.
“It is classic mark of authoritarian regimes to make life difficult for the ordinary citizen and fill his time with needless bureaucracy,” said Convention co-director Henry Porter. ‘ We hold that all these forms are unnecessary and they intrude upon the life of the man in the street to unacceptable degree.”
National identity register
1) Full name;
2) Other names by which he is or has been known;
3) Date of birth;
4) Place of birth;
6) Principal UK place of residence;
7) Every other UK place of residence;
8 ) Past places of UK and overseas residence during a prescribed period
9) Head and shoulder photograph;
12) Other biometric information.
14) Entitlement to remain in the United Kingdom;
15) The terms and conditions of leave to enter or remain in the UK, if applicable.
Personal reference numbers etc:
16) National Identity Registration Number;
17) The number of any ID card issued;
18) Any national insurance number;
19) The number of any immigration document;
20) The number of any United Kingdom passport;
21) The number of any non-UK passport;
22) The number of any document that can be used instead of a passport;
23) The number of any overseas identity card;
24) Any reference number in connection with an application to enter or to remain in the UK;
25) The number of any work permit;
26) Any driving license number;
27) The number of any other designated document;
28) The date of expiry or period of validity of a document listed above.
29) Previous records of the above information;
30) Changes affecting the above information and changes made to the Register entry;
31) Date of death.
Registration and ID card history:
32) The date of every application for registration;
33) The date of every application for a modification of the registry entry;
34) The date of every application confirming the contents of the registry entry;
35) The reason for any omission from the information recorded;
36) Particulars (in addition to its number) of every ID card issued;
37) Whether each such card is in force and, if not, why not;
38) Particulars of every person who has countersigned an application;
39) Particulars of every notification given by him (lost, stolen and damaged cards, etc);
40) Particulars of every requirement to surrender an ID card.
41) The information provided in connection with every application or modification;
42) The information provided in connection with every registry entry confirmation;
43) The steps taken to identify the applicant or verify the information provided;
44) Any other steps or information used to ensure a complete, up-to-date, accurate entry;
45) Particulars of every notification given by that individual.
46) A PIN used in connection with applications or information provision;
47) A password used for the above purpose;
48) Questions and answers to be used for security when applying or modifying information.
Records of provision of information:
49) Particulars of every occasion on which the registry entry has been accessed;
50) Particulars of every person to whom such information has been provided;
51) Other particulars associated with the registry access
FORM 696 – PROMOTION/ EVENT ASSESSMENT
1) Name of premises
2) Capacity of premises
3) Address of premises
4) Telephone number of premises
5) Designated premises supervisor
6) Contact telephone numbers of supervisor
7) Promoter’s full name
8 ) D.O.B
9) Address of promoter
10) Telephone numbers of promoter
Promotion/ Event Details
11) Event name
12) Event date
13) Music style to be performed (e.g. Bashment, R’B, and Garage)
14) Start time
15) Finish time
16) Expected attendance
17) Is this a private or public event?
18) Will tickets be sold on the door?
19) Who is the target audience (Include here is it is a Birthday party)
20) Real name
21) Role or other named used (stage name)
23) Contact Telephone number
Details of the Security
25) Name of Security Company to be used
26) Registration number of Security Company
27) Contact numbers and email of Security Company
28) Number of door supervisors on duty? (No. Male, No. Female)
29) Outline of how security staff will be deployed.
30) Total number of security staff?
31) Details of artist’s security staff?
32) Do you have knowledge of the acts or audience that would need special considerations to be made to limit crime and disorder?
33) If yes, give details
After Event Debrief
34) Name of premises?
35) Date of event?
36) Any information concerning the event that will enable police to give appropriate support and advice to ensure safer future events?
3) Street/Location name?
4) First name?
5) Last name?
9) Self-defined ethnicity?
10) Location Excluded from?
11) Required to leave locality: Immediately? Within 15-30 minutes? Within 1 hour?
12) Excluded from locality for up to ______hours (not exceeding 48).
13) Most appropriate route to be taken to leave the locality?
QUESTIONS FOR TRAVEL
1) Full name
5) Type of travel document
6) Travel document number
7) Issuing country of travel document
8 ) Expiry date
9) Registration of any vehicle used to travel
10) Place of birth
11) Issue date of travel
12) UK visa or entry clearance expiry date
13) Booking reference number
14) Date of reservation
15) Date(s) of intended travel
16) Passenger name (if different to full name)
17) Other passengers on same booking
18) Passenger’s address
19) Form of payment, including any credit card number
20) Billing address
21) Contact number, including hotel or relative being visited
22) Travel itinerary and route
23) Frequent flyer information (miles flown and addresses)
24) Travel agency
25) Pers0n at travel agency who made booking
26) Reference number of any shared booking
27) Status of booking e.g. confirmed, wait listed
28) Details of passengers on booking with a different itinerary
29) Email address
30) Ticket number and date of issue
31) Any other information the ticket agent considers of interest
32) Number of ticket
33) Reserved seat number
34) Date ticket is issued
35) No show history
36) Bag tag numbers
37) Details of whether travel arrangements are ‘flexible’
38) Names of any infants of staff in travelling party
39) Is the traveler an unaccompanied minor?
40) Details of who made the booking
41) All historical changes to travel arrangements
42) Number of travelers in party
43) Seat information, including whether first class
44) Is the ticket one-way only?
45) Any other biographical information
46) Cost of fare
47) Check in time
48) Actual seat number
49) How much luggage checked in
50) Chick in agent’s initial
51) Out bound travel indicator
52) Where did the journey begin, if not first leg of trip
53) Group indicator of whether a party is a family or friends etc.
153 Questions in total.