HC Deb 13 July 1994 vol 246 c604W
Mr. Cohen

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement concerning the costs of implementing the Access to Health Records Act 1990.

Mr. Sackville

The costs of implementing the Act are minimal, and largely self-financing. The Act allows a charge of up to £10 to be made to people seeking access to records which have not been added to in the last 40 days. A fee may also be made, where applicable, to cover the cost of copying and postage.