HC Deb 11 March 2002 vol 381 cc769-70W
Mr. Andrew Turner

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what information on the Connexion Card database may be passed to(a) other parts of Connexions and (b) other public or private agencies (i) with and (ii) without the agreement of the data subject. [42136]

Mr. Ivan Lewis

We anticipate that the name, address and date of birth on the young person's Connexions Card will be able to be used by the local Connexions Service to supplement the information that helps them to provide help and support to young people. Similarly, in order to run the scheme effectively, information may also be shared with the Learning and Skills Council. The arrangements governing the sharing of information comply with the Data Protection Act and section 114 of the Learning and Skills Act.

The Privacy Statement distributed to all young people when they register as card members allows them to choose whether or not they are content for information about them to be passed to commercial partners in order to receive information on goods and services. This permission can be altered by the young person at any time via the Connexions Card website. The information provided to commercial partners will be no more than to allow the mailing of information and is subject to the approval of my Department.