Here's the Tory Shadow Education Secretary and MP for Havant making sense on the matter of the Information Sharing Index:
"That's why the first thing we've got to do is to support parents. It's very tough being a parent in Britain today. The last thing they need is an endless flow of new laws and new regulations telling them how they should raise their own children. Why on earth is the Government introducing a national computer register for every child in the country? We're going to have barcoded babies. We don't need it. That money should be better spent targeted on the families that really need the help. "
And for another reason why the Government should really think through the matter of the ISI, go to ARCH Blog's post How Libellous is Your Database?