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Police National Computer

Volume 201: debated on Friday 20 December 1991

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many names, other than the criminal names category, are entered on the police national computer.

The names database on the PNC holds 5,634,424 records. These include 138,893 wanted or missing persons and 273,296 disqualified drivers, some of whom may also have been convicted of criminal offences. In addition, the PNC holds records of some 40 million vehicles. These records include the name of the registered keeper.