§ Mr. Kilroy-Silk
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will provide in the Official Report an updated version of tables 1 and 2 of the White Paper supplement about Government Department data banks, Cmnd. 6354, including additional information.
§ Mr. Waddington
The information requested could not be provided without disproportionate cost.
The tables published in Cmnd. 6354 (and subsequently updated for the Lindop committee) were prepared as part of a review by the Government of the day of the case for regulating the use of computers to handle personal information. The Data Protection Bill now before Parliament will ensure that information about Government and other data users is publicly available from the register established under clause 4 of the Bill.