HC Deb 17 October 1994 vol 248 cc71-2W
Mr. Cohen

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment how many subject access requests were received by his Department in the last year; what estimate he has of the percentage of those requests which were enforced subject access requests; and if he will make a statement concerning his policy towards enforced subject access.

Miss Widdecombe

The number of subject access requests received by the Department, in the year to 30 September 1994, was 79.

Applicants are not required to give their reasons for disclosure so it is not possible to estimate the percentage of requests which were enforced subject access requests.

It is the Employment Department's policy to answer all subject access requests in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1984.

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