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 steps he plans to take to inform the public about the disclosure of death registration data under the Supply of Information (Register of Deaths) Regulations 2007.

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 about the plans to inform the public about the disclosure of death registration data under the Supply of Information (Register of Deaths) Regulations 2007. (180899)

A press release was issued on 16 January 2008 to all national and regional newspapers within the UK, and to all social affairs and home affairs correspondents.

Details of the scheme, and how to apply for the data, can be found on the website of the General Register Office (GRQ) for England and Wales. Links to this website can also be found on the websites of GRO Northern Ireland and GRO Scotland.

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