Further to the first post, the BBC is now reporting that Ed Balls has stated that the government is to look again at how this new vetting system will work.
"Mr Balls said there had generally been very strong support for the scheme during extensive consultation."
What 'consultation'? Sure 'consultation' within the 'vested interest groups', but what 'consultation' with those to whom this Act will affect, ie us the electorate?
"So ministers had asked Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) chief Sir Roger Singleton "to check the government has drawn the line in the right place on this issue. He should report by the beginning of December on whether any adjustments needed to be made."
So we will have a situation whereby an unelected and unaccountable 'bureaucrat' will be deciding whether a law has been correctly drafted?
'Democracy' - don't you just love the Labour definition and enactment of the word?