Privacy: Government Databases — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:24 pm on 25th March 2009.

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Photo of Baroness Falkner of Margravine Baroness Falkner of Margravine Liberal Democrat 3:24 pm, 25th March 2009

My Lords, in the Government's view, at what age is a child able to give consent to data sharing? What view have they taken on parents' involvement in that decision? How extensively have they consulted parents on the age at which they have determined that children are capable of giving free consent?