HC Deb 29 July 1997 vol 299 c253W
Mr. Cohen

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what progress has been made on the code of practice for the purposes of identifying fraudulent claims for benefit; and if she will make a statement. [10394]

Mr. Denham

We have, in consultation with other Government Departments been developing a draft departmental code of practice on datamatching. We have undertaken to publish this voluntary code of practice before using new sources of data allowed by the Fraud Act. In line with a previous commitment, we will be offering the draft code to the Data Protection Registrar for discussion before publishing a final code.

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