Counter-Terrorism Bill — National guidelines on fingerprint and sample database — 4 Nov 2008 at 15:57
moved Amendment No. 2:
Before Clause 14, insert the following new Clause-
"National guidelines on fingerprint and sample database
(1) The Secretary of State shall by regulations publish national guidelines for governmental agencies establishing-
(a) a procedure by which a person can request a statement of what information relating to fingerprints and samples is held on them or on a dependent;(b) a procedure by which a person can request that such information held on them or a dependent is destroyed (c) the circumstances in which a request under paragraph (b) may be refused.
(2) If a request made under paragraph (1)(b) is refused under paragraph (1)(c), the relevant agency shall write to the person setting out why such information will not be destroyed and when such circumstances as prevent it being destroyed may no longer apply.
(3) In drawing up guidelines under subsection (1), the Secretary of State shall consult such bodies as he thinks appropriate.
(4) Regulations under subsection (1) shall not be made until a draft copy is laid before, and approved by resolution of, both Houses of Parliament."
On Question, Whether the said amendment (No. 2) shall be agreed to?
Their Lordships divided: Contents, 161; Not-Contents, 150.
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