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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 10:39 am on 18th July 2019.

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Photo of Steve Double Steve Double Conservative, St Austell and Newquay 10:39 am, 18th July 2019

I want to raise an issue that I know Mr Speaker has previously commented on. All too often my constituency office staff are being blocked from assisting my constituents by overly officious staff at Cornwall Council saying that we do not have the required authorisation to act on behalf of our constituents under general data protection regulation rules. Could we have a statement from a Minister to make it absolutely clear that as elected representatives of our constituents, we are authorised to act and that no further authorisation is required?