HC Deb 18 July 1994 vol 247 c50W
Mr. Cohen

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what is his policy on encouraging enforced subject access to national insurance records; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Hague

The Department cannot be said to "encourage" enforced subject access requests. The number of subject access requests to the national insurance recording system of the type that have become known as enforced subject access requests is reported in the 10th report of the Data Protection Registrar, section 3(k). The Department shares the concern of the Data Protection Registrar about the nature of this type of request, but is legally obliged to process all subject access requests.