Departments: Databases

Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 5th March 2007.

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Photo of Nick Clegg Nick Clegg Shadow Secretary of State (Home Office)

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what databases are controlled by her Department and its agencies; and what percentage of the data in each database she estimates is inaccurate or out of date.

Photo of Angela Smith Angela Smith Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Communities and Local Government, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

The Department for Communities and Local Government and its agencies maintain a range of data sets to support policy and delivery activities. These data are regularly updated and have quality assurance procedures appropriate to their use. To put an estimate on the proportion of the data held that are inaccurate or out of date could be done only at disproportionate cost.

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