Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered on 17th October 2007.
Alert me about debates like this
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will publish reports received from British embassies relating to Alisher Usmanov.
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.
Yes19 people think so
No43 people think not
Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.
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.
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.
Making it easy to keep an eye on the UK’s parliaments. Discover who represents you, how they’ve voted and what they’ve said in debates – simply and clearly.
Get insights on TheyWorkForYou and other mySociety sites, in our popular newsletter
Your donations keep this site and others like it running
mySociety Limited is a project of UK Citizens Online Democracy, a registered charity in England and Wales. For full details visit mysociety.org.