asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will describe the assistance given by his Department to the data protection registrar in the performance of his duties.
The data protection registrar is independent of any Government Department in the performance of his duties. Officials of the Home Office have, however, given him, and will continue to give him, as much advice and assistance in setting up his office as he requests.
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects to announce the appointed day required by the Data Protection Act.
I would refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave to a similar question from my hon. Friend the Member for Warwick and Leamington (Sir D. Smith) on 4 December 1984, at column 132.