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Citizenship Applications

Volume 115: debated on Wednesday 29 April 1987

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asked the Prime Minister what has been the outcome of the examination of statements made by certain persons alleged to have been involved in war crimes following their arrival in the United Kingdom and subsequently when applying for citizenship.

Last month, my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary invited the Simon Wiesenthal Centre to supply the evidence on which its list of alleged war criminals was based. Until this evidence is available to us,

Under section 38 of the Data Protection Act 1984, each Government Department is treated as separate from any other Government Department. It is accordingly for individual Ministers to decide how much contact they need to make with the Data Protection Registrar at the design stage of major computer projects for their department. The Data Protection Registrar welcomes close contacts with Departments in these matters at an early stage.