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Police National Computer

Volume 202: debated on Thursday 23 January 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the sub-categories, and the size, of each index on the new police national computer.

The databases on the new police national computer are as follows:

Entries
Vehicles (including stolen reports)40,270,232
Persons5,614,247
Convictions4,036,366
Fingerprints4,333,495
Stolen property39,399
Police directories3,542
The persons database includes:
Disqualified drivers273,760
Wanted/Missing persons141,484

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the purpose of, and what information is held on, the police directories index of the new police national computer.

The index is a computerised version of the police manual which gives the name, address, postcode and telephone number of the force/station code used in PNC records. The index contains similar information for courts and also the codes for PNC terminals. The latter enables forces to send messages to PNC terminals in other forces.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department where the information stored on the extremist crime index of PNCI is now held.