HC Deb 13 December 1995 vol 268 c658W
Mr. Cohen

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on what occasions certificates under section 27 of the Data Protection Act 1984 were signed by his Department; for how long each certificate was valid; what procedures apply when such certificates are signed; by what methods he is notified whenever a Cabinet Minister signs a certificate; and if he will make a statement. [5348]

Mr. Sackville

I am aware of none as far as the Home Office is concerned. Disclosing details of such certificates would itself not be in the interest of national security.