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 whether written Ministerial approval is required to authorise the release of death registration data under the terms of 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, dated 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 whether written Ministerial approval is required to authorise the release of death registration data under the terms of the Supply of Information (Register of Deaths) Regulations 2007. (180902)

The regulations required approval by the Chancellor of the Exchequer; the decision on whether to release data to any of the organisations named within the regulations is within the powers of the Registrar General.

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