§ Mr. Mitchell
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the cost to(a) industrial, (b) charitable and (c) voluntary organisations, of implementation of the measures contained in the Data Protection Bill [Lords], in respect of (i) initial and (ii) annual revenue running costs; and what estimates have been made by EU institutions of such costs in (1) the United Kingdom and (2) other member states. 
§ Mr. George Howarth
A compliance cost assessment for the 1995 European Communities Data Protection Directive to which the Data Protection Bill gives effect is included in the Regulatory Appraisal, a copy of which is in the Library. Costs to business are estimated at £836 million initially, and £630 million a year thereafter. Costs for charities and voluntary organisations are estimated at £120 million initially, and £37 million a year thereafter.
I am not aware of any assessment by European Union institutions of the costs of the Directive as adopted.
§ Mr. Cohen
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the decision of the Data Protection Registrar's Management Board, on 16 January, that the Security and Intelligence Services should register under the Data Protection Act 1984; and if he will make a statement.