Terri Dowty writes:
"In 2003, we had a spate of phone calls from journalists wanting comments on new curfew powers that had come into force. 'It’s a bit late to do anything now,' we said, 'but you might want to hear about the Sexual Offences Bill that will make kissing between teenagers a criminal offence?' No response.
In 2004, we had a spate of phone calls from journalists to ask if it was true that two teenagers kissing each other was now a criminal offence. 'Yes,' we said, 'but it’s too late to do anything now. You might want to hear about the plans to create a national database of children, though…' 'We’ll ring you back,' they said.
In 2007, we had a spate of phone calls etc 'Where were you a couple of months ago, when something could actually have been done?' we asked. 'How come 4 years of press releases, reports and phone calls have barely raised a mention? But perhaps you would like to know about the plans to create a second national database that will contain a lot more than names and phone numbers?' It’s gone very quiet suddenly."
Point taken. You will be hearing from me soon.