Registration of Births Deaths Marriages and Civil Partnerships: Data Protection

Treasury written question – answered on 28th January 2008.

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Photo of Paddy Tipping Paddy Tipping Labour, Sherwood

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions he held with the (a) British Banking Association, (b) Building Societies Association and (c) Council of Mortgage Lenders on safeguarding data provided under the Supply of Information (Register of Deaths) Regulations 2007 to prevent its use for fraudulent purposes.

Photo of Angela Eagle Angela Eagle The Exchequer Secretary, Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician who has been asked to reply.

Letter from Karen Dunnell, 28 January 2008:

As National Statistician and Registrar General for England and Wales I have been asked to reply to your recent parliamentary question asking what discussions were held with the (a) British Banking Association, (b) Building Societies Association and (c) Council of Mortgage Lenders on safeguarding data provided under the Supply of Information (Registration of Deaths) Regulations 2007 to prevent its use for fraudulent purposes. (180898)

The British Banking Association, Building Societies Association and Council of Mortgage Lenders were invited to respond to the Disclosure of Death Registration Information consultation which was published in December 2006. The British Banking Association and the Building Societies Association responded to the consultation, their responses have been published on the GRO website. The consultation included information on the requirement for organisations to meet security standards as part of a compliance regime to be implemented with the scheme.

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