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Data Protection

Volume 129: debated on Wednesday 9 March 1988

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To ask the Attorney-General how many subject access requests under the terms of the Data Protection Act the Lord Chancellor's Department has received; what was his estimate of this number; whether he is reconsidering the subject access fee charged by the Department as a result; and whether he will make a statement.

The Lord Chancellor's Department has received 700 subject access requests under the Data Protection Act 1984, all but one of which came from members of staff. No estimate had been made of the likely number of requests. No fee is currently being charged by the Department and no change is being considered.