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Departmental Data Protection

Volume 468: debated on Thursday 6 December 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what procedures are in place in his Department to ensure that personal information relating to members of the public is (a) stored and (b) transported securely. (168478)

I refer my right hon. Friend to the statement made by my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister on 21 November 2007, Official Report, column 1179. The review by the Cabinet Secretary and security experts is looking at procedures within Departments and agencies for the storage and use of data. A statement on Departments’ procedures will be made on completion of the review.