HC Deb 18 February 1987 vol 110 c644W
Mr. Cohen

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the design of the Government data network will take account of the possibility of data transfers between Departments connected to the network that at the moment do not take place; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Brooke

I have been asked to reply.

The proposed Government data network will allow for new transfers of data, but its use will not alter the requirement that the originating Department authorise such a transfer.