HC Deb 18 February 1997 vol 290 c525W
Mr. Nicholls

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proposals he has in respect of enforced subject access under the Data Protection Act 1984. [16853]

Mr. Sackville

The Government recognise the objections in principle to enforced subject access. However, this problem cannot be resolved through the Police Bill because the practice affects not only police records but many social security records and possibly others. Therefore, we intend to include a general solution in the legislation giving effect to the data protection directive. We will first consult employers' organisations and others likely to be affected.