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Suspects (Description)

Volume 447: debated on Tuesday 13 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what guidance has been issued on the releasing of information on a suspect's ethnic origin as part of a description where the public's help is sought in tracing the suspect. (71204)

The release of information in relation to the description of a suspect is an operational matter. The Association of Chief Constables (ACPO) Media Advisory Group provides guidance to the police on working with the media and releasing information about individual cases. The Media Advisory Group's guidance is at:

http://www.acpo.police.uk/asp/policies/Data/magguidelines.pdf