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Immigration

Home Office written question – answered on 27th June 2018.

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Photo of Afzal Khan Afzal Khan Shadow Minister (Home Office) (Immigration)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the immigration exemption in forthcoming data protection legislation, if he will make it his policy that no information relating to the case of a member of the Windrush generation, their children or someone who arrived in the UK between 1973 and 1988 will be withheld from that person if they request their personal data.

Photo of Caroline Nokes Caroline Nokes The Minister for Immigration

When the Department receives a request for access to personal data, the data will be provided except where to do so would be likely to prejudice effective immigration control.

The Department will handle any request for access to personal data held by the Home Office on its merits.

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