§ Mr. Tony Lloyd
asked the Secretary of State for Transport whether there is a code of practice dealing with the personal data held on the computer system of the driver and vehicle licence centre at Swansea; whether he will place a copy in the Library; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mrs. Chalker
There is no specific code of practice, but procedures for the release of data from DVLC's records are currently under review in the light of the principles set out in the Data Protection Bill. I have arranged for a copy of the internal discussion paper produced as a preliminary to wider consultations to be 177W placed in the House Library. This covers current arrangements for the release of information and proposed changes.