§ Mr. Cohen
asked the Prime Minister how many certificates she has signed under section 27 of the Data Protection Act; and if she will describe briefly the subject matter of each.
§ The Prime Minister
Certificates under section 27 of the Data Protection Act relate to exemption from the provisions of part II and sections 21 to 24 of part IV of the Act, for the purpose of safeguarding national security. Disclosing details of such certificates would itself not be in the interests of national security.