1979-1987 : Mr Major’s Written Parliamentary Answer on Personal Records
Below is the text of Mr Major's written Parliamentary Answer on Personal Records on 13th January 1986.
Mr. Cohen Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what action is being taken to tighten up security of personal records kept by his Department on individuals and procedures for disclosing such information on the telephone; and if he will make a statement.
Mr. Major A review of standing instructions about disclosure of information has been completed and revised instructions to staff on the protection of personal information held in Departmental records are being issued. These include additional guidance on the disclosure of information by telephone.