Departmental Data Protection

Children, Schools and Families written question – answered on 28th January 2009.

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Photo of Shailesh Vara Shailesh Vara Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Commons

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what percentage of contractors and suppliers to his Department has reported compliance with the Government's security standards following publication of the report, Data Handling Procedures in Government, and the accompanying document, Cross-departmental Actions: Mandatory Minimum Action, on 25 June 2008.

Photo of Sarah McCarthy-Fry Sarah McCarthy-Fry Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Schools and Learners), Department for Children, Schools and Families

Since 1 July 2008 all new contracts with contractors have included appropriate clauses to ensure that they are compliant with the Government's security standards. We are also assessing contracts that were let prior to 1( )July 2008 to address any security issues. An answer to the percentage question could be provided only at disproportionate costs.

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