Ministerial Policy Advisers: Data Protection

Prime Minister written question – answered on 21st May 2008.

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Photo of Andrew MacKinlay Andrew MacKinlay Labour, Thurrock

To ask the Prime Minister whether the data held by special advisers are the responsibility of the (a) Permanent Secretary of each Government Department or (b) Cabinet Secretary for the purposes of the (i) Data Protection Act 1998 and (ii) Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Photo of Gordon Brown Gordon Brown The Prime Minister, Leader of the Labour Party

Special advisers are subject to the requirements of legislation in the same way as other civil servants.

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