§ Mr. Meacher
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is his policy towards the establishment of an independent registrar or computer 6W ombudsman for the purpose of data protection; and whether he has made any assessment of the extent of staffing which would be required, of what specialisations or skills and of what grades.
§ Mr. Raison
The Government's proposals for legislation on data protection will be contained in a White Paper to be published shortly. We have in mind that there might be an independent registrar with a small staff, who would include computer experts.