§ Mr. Cohen
To ask the Lord President of the Council what data information systems his office has(a) agreed and (b) been consulted about with a view to taking part in; what are the criteria for inclusion in such systems; whether they will be linked to (i) the police national computer and (ii) other computer systems; what data protection provisions apply to them; and if he will make a statement.532W
§ Mr. MacGregor
The Privy Council Office has data information systems for routine administrative purposes, and a link is maintained with the Chessington computer centre, which operates the payment of salaries. The department is subject to the Data Protection Act 1984 to the extent specified in section 38 of the Act, and personal data held are covered, except where they are expressly exempt.