§ Dr. Marek
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what responsibilities he will exercise for the personal data exempted by clause 27 of the Data Protection Bill; and if he will make a statement about the administrative arrangements he is establishing for the discharge of his responsibilities under this clause;
(2) what plans he has to ensure that personal data exempted by clause 27 of the Data Protection Bill are adequately secure from unauthorised use;
(3) what plans he has to ensure that personal data exempted by clause 27 of the Data Protection Bill are accurate.
§ Mr. Waddington
Clause 27 of the Data Protection Bill does not impose any responsibilities upon the Secretary of State which call for the establishment of special administrative arrangements. Nevertheless, my right hon. and learned Friend is satisfied that in the organisations for which he is responsible appropriate arrangements exist for ensuring that personal data which are exempt from the provisions of the Bill under this clause are properly protected and that adequate measures are taken in respect of their accuracy.