Government Departments: Databases

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 7th September 2018.

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Photo of Jo Platt Jo Platt Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office)

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether any Government departments charge other such departments for the transfer or sharing of data; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Margot James Margot James The Minister of State, Department for Culture, Media and Sport

Data sharing arrangements are established between government departments where necessary for a range of reasons such as improving public services, combating fraud and reducing public burden in providing data more than once. Where required a department may look to recover costs for sharing data for reasons such as feasibility, development and delivery of technical solutions that enable the secure sharing of data.

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