It looks like Jack Straw has seen some sense (or was worried that too many people had discovered the hidden agenda in the Coroners and Justice Bill) and backed down.
The Clause in question would have essentially allowed any Minister to – take any information gathered for one purpose from anywhere, and use it for any other purpose. This would go against the Data Protection Act. – Click here for some more information.
This was a topic that I was particularly interested in, and as such I used the website www.writetothem.com to send a quick letter to my local MP – Mr Andrew Smith. Who replied within a week expressing his concern with the clause.