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Child Sex Abuse

Volume 448: debated on Wednesday 28 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to the answer of 23 May 2006, Official Report, column 1598W, on child sex abuse, how offender clusters have been monitored in Northern Ireland over the past 10 years; and how offender clusters will be scanned for in the future. (77207)

Further to my answer to the hon. Gentleman of 23 May 2006, the Police Service of Northern Ireland, in line with the National Intelligence Model (NIM), use the Integrated Crime Information System (ICIS) to monitor offender clusters. NIM became available in 2001, prior to this the PSNI identified clusters through local intelligence