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Departmental Databases

Volume 495: debated on Tuesday 7 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what information databases his Department (a) maintains and (b) uses which do not contain personal information. (284384)

The Wales Office maintains its own databases to support the administration of correspondence, and of parliamentary questions. These do not contain personal data.

My Department also makes use of two database systems provided and maintained by the Ministry of Justice. One is a document storage system, which contains some personal data and this complies with Government rules on the storage of personal information. The other is a financial system to support our payments, financial management and accounting.