§ Mr. Morgan
To ask the President of the Board of Trade what consultations he has had with the Director-General of the Office of Electricity Supply and the data protection registrar in relation to the disclosure by public electricity suppliers of consumer information to third parties, including debt collection companies; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Charles Wardle
In his 10th annual report earlier this year, the data protection registrar highlighted the issue of the use of customer information collected by regional electricity companies. I understand that the Office of Electricity Regulation is presently in discussion with the registrar on this issue.