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Police Computers

Volume 958: debated on Thursday 16 November 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will list in the Official Report the types of computer maintained by the police force in Wales.

All forcesThe Police National Computer (Home Office maintained) Indices to— Criminal records, Wanted and Missing Persons, Stolen Vehicles, Vehicle Owners, Fingerprint records.Burroughs
Metropolitan PoliceIndices to— Crime, Criminals and their associates.CTL
Thames ValleyAnalysis and process of force collator's records (Joint Home Office—Force experiment).Honeywell
SuffolkCommand and Control and Operational InformationGEC
Additionally, most police forces make use of their local authority computer primarily for administrative tasks such as pay and pensions and statistics.