HC Deb 13 May 1991 vol 191 c8W
Mr. Galbraith

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the proposed EC restrictions on direct mailing and his assessment of its effect on hospices with charity status.

Mrs. Rumbold

Proposed requirements in the draft EC data protection directive for consent by data subjects seem likely seriously to inhibit targeted direct mailing by various organisations, including those with charitable status. The Government are taking up this point in the negotiations in Brussels.