§ Mr. Cohen
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services how many subject access requests under the terms of the Data Protection Act his Department has received; what was his estimate of this number; whether he is reconsidering the subject access fee charged by his Department as a result; and whether he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Portillo
Up to 1 March 1988, 270 subject access requests had been received. It had been estimated that the Department might receive some 200,000 requests per year. At present the Department does not charge a fee.