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Probation: Databases

Volume 472: debated on Tuesday 26 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what arrangements are in place (a) for staff in the National Probation Service to record relevant offender management information on the C-NOMIS database and (b) for offender information held on C-NOMIS to be transferred between the Prison Service and the National Probation Service. (188335)

There are currently no arrangements in place for staff in probation areas to read or record offender management information directly to or from the prison NOMIS database.

Relevant offender information held on prison NOMIS is transferred between the prison and probation service staff using a system of jointly agreed offender management forms, secure e-mail and dedicated OM mailboxes.

The newly revised and deliverable NOMIS programme, will, through its constituent projects, provide a simple read-only database, that will allow staff in the community to have access to important information from prison NOMIS in support of offender management.