asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what discussions he has had with, and what advice was received from, the Data Protection Registrar in relation to the proposed abolition of rates in Scotland.
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what items of personal data will be collected by local government to administer the proposed abolition of rates in Scotland.
The Abolition of Domestic Rates etc. (Scotland) Bill provides that the entry in the community charges register for each person liable to pay the personal community charge will specify his or her name, address, date of birth, and the date from which such liability begins. The Secretary of State may also prescribe other matters which are to appear on the register. Only the addresses and names appearing on the register will be available for public inspection.