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Police Forces (Computers)

Volume 958: debated on Monday 20 November 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list in the Official Report the location in London of the computers on which the police maintain details of criminal records.

Criminal records are held by the police in London in manual form. A national index of these records is provided by the police national computer at Hendon. Limited information about crime and criminals is held on a computer maintained by the Metropolitan Police, but it would not be in the public interest to disclose its precise location.