HC Deb 17 July 1980 vol 988 c659W
Mr. Arthur Davidson

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he has yet reached any conclusions as to the ratification of the Council of Europe Convention on data protection.

Mr. Whitelaw

There is no such convention yet open for signature. A draft convention is likely to be considered by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe in the autumn of this year with a view to adoption and opening for signature.