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Data Protection (Electoral Registers)

Volume 86: debated on Thursday 14 November 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what guidance he gives to electoral registration officers about the implications of the first data protection principle for the circumstances in which they may sell the electoral register in machine-readable form; and if he will make a statement.

None at present, but regulations are shortly to be laid before Parliament to regulate the supply of electoral registration data. We have it in mind that, following approval of these regulations, guidance will be issued to the effect that under paragraph 1(2) of part II of schedule 1 to the Data Protection Act 1984, any data supplied in accordance with the regulations will satisfy the first data protection principle.