Privacy: Government Databases — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:24 pm on 25th March 2009.

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Photo of Lady Saltoun of Abernethy Lady Saltoun of Abernethy Crossbench 3:24 pm, 25th March 2009

My Lords, it was reported in the Telegraph on 14 March that the Government are planning yet another database on which will be logged the details of all trips abroad made by anyone from this country. Is it true that before travelling one will have to apply for permission, giving a complete and detailed itinerary, an e-mail address and credit card details?