Alisher Usmanov

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered at on 17 October 2007.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Jeremy Corbyn Jeremy Corbyn Labour, Islington North

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will publish reports received from British embassies relating to Alisher Usmanov.

Photo of Jim Murphy Jim Murphy Minister of State (Europe)

Such information would constitute personal data. A request for personal information brings into play the relevant legislative provisions on data release by the Government and would require the consent of the individual concerned.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes20 people think so

No44 people think not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.


Charles Day
Posted on 18 Oct 2007 6:29 pm (Report this annotation)

That is such a typical government reaction to hide behind data protection. Did they ask Saddam's consent or Mugabe's before releasing information? I doubt it.

James Lee
Posted on 22 Oct 2007 12:02 pm (Report this annotation)

fair comment charles, this government has gone soft. They need to toughen up to Alisher usmanov.

Praise to Jeremy Corbyn for raising the issue.