HC Deb 07 March 1988 vol 129 c49W
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.