To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by the Lord Bach on 25 February (WA 86-87), whether the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has set an overall standard for errors in data entry and processing; and, if so, what is that standard.
Data entry is subject to a control framework comprising system-based validations and/or manual quality checks. Data quality is measured against targets or standards set for the system or application in question.
Defra uses a range of national and international agreed or recognised standards to record data in an appropriate way. The department does not have a complete central record of all of the standards being used. This could only be compiled at disproportionate cost.