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Information Services

Volume 472: debated on Tuesday 26 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how he proposes to ensure that all providers of supervisory services for which his Department has responsibility have the same level of access to information and support systems. (188337)

The Data Share project, in the new NOMIS Programme, will allow public prisons and probation areas access to a simple read-only database containing important case information held by the separate case management systems, to further support the management of offenders.

Information on violent and sexual offenders, managed under Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA) will be shared across supervisory services (including the police) through a single, secure system; ViSOR. Once the deployment of the system is complete in spring 2008, ViSOR will become the first IT system to be jointly shared across probation, prison and police services.