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Computer Fraud

Volume 81: debated on Monday 17 June 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he plans to seek further changes in the law to deter computer fraud and the expansion of crime based on the manipulation of electronic equipment; and if he will make a statement.

We are keeping a watch on developments in this field to see whether changes in the law may be needed. We shall also look carefully at the findings of the Roskill committee which the Lord Chancellor and the Home Secretary appointed to consider the law and procedure in the conduct of criminal proceedings arising from fraud. Recognising the importance of the international dimension, the Government are represented on an Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development working party studying computer-related criminality.