HC Deb 01 November 1988 vol 139 c573W
Mr. Cohen

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will place in the Library a copy of the rules that will allow Departments to transfer personal data to other Departments connected to the Government data network.

Mr. Douglas Hogg

The principles under which the transfer of personal data may be authorised are the same for the Government data network as for other means of transmission, whether automatic or manual. Authority for the transfer of personal information between Departments is a matter for the Ministers of the Departments concerned.