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Data Protection

Volume 176: debated on Wednesday 18 July 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many subject access requests under the terms of the Data Protection Act his Department has received; what was his estimate of the number of requests that would be received; what consideration he is giving to the subject access fee charged by his Department as a result; and whether he will make a statement.

The Department has records of three subject access requests under the terms of the Data Protection Act, all received over the period since November 1987. No prior estimates were made on expected applications.In view of the small number of requests and the absence of complaints there are no plans to review the subject access fee. The Department does not charge staff for access to their records.