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Ministry of Defence: Databases

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 138974, tabled on 18 January 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many information gateways there are in operation in his Department; and how those gateways are managed and monitored.

Answered on

26 January 2021

It has been assumed that "information gateways" refer to express statutory powers and obligations to share information.

Although there are no Ministry of Defence (MOD)-specific "gateways" or express statutory powers to share information with Other Government Departments (OGD) or outside bodies, the Department does provide information to OGDs in accordance with their statutory powers, where minimum personal information is disclosed in compliance with the terms of the Data Protection Act.

Information gateways for the MOD are managed and monitored by Defence Business Services; usually through a data sharing agreement or memorandum of understanding.