§ Mr. Kennedy
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will issue guidelines ensuring a right of access by patients to their medical records; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Hayhoe
Consultations are well advanced on the content of an order under section 29(1) of the Data Protection Act 1984 relating to access by individuals to automatically processed data about their health.
Consideration is currently being given to the comments received. An order subject to approval by affirmative resolution will come before the House later this year or early next.