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Personal Data

Volume 167: debated on Wednesday 14 February 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many members of staff in his Department have been disciplined for breaching internal regulations on the disclosure of personal data held by his Department within the last five years.

There is no central record of any disciplinary proceedings on such a basis in the last five years.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) on what statutory basis transfers of personal data take place from his Department to the police; and how many such transfers take place each year;(2) what kinds of personal data held by his Department are transferred to the police; and whether records are kept of such transfers.

There are frequent transfers of personal data between the Home Office and the police as part of the day-to-day business of the Department. I regret that more detailed information about the basis and frequency of such transfers could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.