§ 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.