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Children: Databases

Volume 493: debated on Tuesday 2 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 2 April 2009, Official Report, column 1336W, on children: databases, if he will place in the Library a copy of the Framework Agreement. (271472)

A copy of the Business Services Framework Agreement between the Department and Capgemini dated 6 November 2001 has been placed in the House Libraries pursuant to the answer given on 27 February 2009, Official Report, column 1116W.

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) what data sources are used to populate the National Register of Unaccompanied Children; (275472)

(2) what discussions his Department had with the Information Commissioner on the (a) design and (b) implementation of the National Register of Unaccompanied Children;

(3) whether a privacy impact assessment was carried out on the National Register of Unaccompanied Children;

(4) what data fields there are in each record on the National Register of Unaccompanied Children;

(5) which (a) persons and (b) bodies have authorisation to access the National Register of Unaccompanied Children directly;

(6) what disclosures of data held on the National Register of Unaccompanied Children have been made to (a) agencies, (b) individuals and (c) researchers without direct access to the Register in each month since its inception.

I have been asked to reply.

Although funding is provided by the United Kingdom Border Agency the National Register of Unaccompanied Children (NRUC) is not administered by central Government. The information sought needs to be obtained from NRUC direct at:

www.nruc.gov.uk