Back in early July there was a Commons motions tabled that ended up with a vast array of signatures (68 in fact). The motion simply stated
"That this House believes that the Register of Postcodes is a national public asset and should be freely available."As Puffbox noted at the time, it was mostly Labour MPs signing it, and he made reference to different campaigns to "free our data" and wondered if there was momentum for the campaign. Simon Dickson at Puffbox also then noticed strange things happening with the motion,
UPDATE: OK, strange things happening now. ‘The Status of this EDM is Suspended,’ according to the Parliament site. Anyone?I think I may have an answer which I considered writing at the time the EDM was live but got distracted by something else. Postcodes are already freely available and have been for ages.
UPDATE 2: Now showing as ‘withdrawn’. Curiouser and curiouser.
Methinks that the most likely reason it was withdrawn was because someone pointed this out. It's good to see that so many MPs are in touch with reality and don't just sign any old motion huh?