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Victim Support

Volume 264: debated on Thursday 19 October 1995

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the delays in agreeing an automatic referral policy from the police to Victim Support arising from data protection considerations. [37077]

Following meetings with the Data Protection Registrar, the police and Victim Support, it was agreed earlier this year that the police could continue to operate the automatic referral arrangements under which they routinely passed information about victims of crime to local victim support schemes. Police forces and victim support schemes were notified accordingly.