asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will list the personal data held on the computerised national unemployment benefit system for each person receiving benefit.
The computerised national unemployment benefit system holds both personal details about claimants and the details of their claim to benefit. The latter are often complicated and technical and to some extent therefore the following list is a summary.The information held is:
asked the Secretary of State for Employment how staff of his Department access personal data held on the computerised national unemployment benefit system; and whether personal data can be accessed without the national insurance number being given.
Personal data can be accessed only by staff of this Department and the Department of Health and Social Security using the national insurance number and is output to unemployment benefit offices in printed form.