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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects to make a statement on the review of the Data Protection Act 1984. 
I expect to announce the outcome of the "prior options" study of the office of the Data Protection Registrar shortly. Work on the implications of the European Union data protection directive is in progress. I expect to publish a consultation paper in due course.
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Social Security on the extension of data protection legislation. 
I have had no such discussions with my right hon. Friend.