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Government Response to Justice Committee Ninth Report 2010-12 session

This publication was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

This is Government's response to the House of Commons Justice Committee Ninth Report: Referral fees and the theft of personal data.

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Government Response to the House of Commons Justice Committee Ninth Report of Session 2010-12: Referral fees and the theft of personal data

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On 27 October 2011 the House of Commons Justice Committee published its Ninth Report of the 2010-12 session, ‘Referral fees and the theft of personal data’.

The report contained four recommendations for the Ministry of Justice concerning: penalties for section 55 offences under the Data Protection Act 1998, banning referral fees in personal injury cases, the inspection powers of the Information Commissioner, and the funding of the Information Commissioner.

This is the Government response to each of these recommendations.