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Police National Computer (Commercial Competitions)

Volume 81: debated on Wednesday 19 June 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will call for reports from chief constables about whether officers in their forces have made use of the police national computer or other computer data bases to which they have access in order to contact potential winners in a commercial competition based on vehicle registration numbers; and if he will make a statement.

The Police Complaints Authority has approved the appointment of an assistant chief constable to conduct an inquiry, under the authority's supervision, into this alleged misuse of the police national computer.