Let me put this to the hon. Lady and to every hon. Member in this House: is it the case than an employee of this House should be able to hand over any private data to any organisation of his or her choosing?Well, Mick, let's ask the Government, shall we? From the infamous, and since withdrawn, clause 152 of the Coroners and Justice Bill:
Subject to the following provisions of this Part, a designated authority may by order (an “information-sharing order”) enable any person to share information which consists of or includes personal data.Certainly, the Government wanted—and still aspires to, so far as we can tell—the power to do precisely what the Speaker suggested was wholly improper for an employee of Parliament to do: to share any private data with any organisation of their choosing.