Subject Access Requests

House of Lords written question – answered on 11th March 2008.

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Photo of Lord Ashcroft Lord Ashcroft Deputy Chairman (Field Campaigning and Opinion Research), The Conservative Party

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether government departments are achieving the time limits set under the Data Protection Act 1998 for responding to subject access requests.

Photo of Lord Hunt of Kings Heath Lord Hunt of Kings Heath Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Ministry of Justice, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

The information requested is not held centrally and could only be obtained at a disproportionate cost. There is no obligation for departments to record whether they are achieving the time limits in question.

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