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Building Control Documents: Data Protection

Volume 464: debated on Tuesday 16 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which public authorities, including Executive agencies and Government Departments, will have access to the data from the electronic communications of building control documents. (157647)

The current consultation on the “Enabling Electronic Communication of Building Control Documents” will in no way change access rights to building control documents held by local authorities. However, it should be noted that the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOI) applies to all information (electronic or otherwise) held by local authorities, including building control documents. FOI requests can be made by public authorities, including Executive agencies and Government Departments.