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Departmental Databases

Volume 477: debated on Thursday 12 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what databases are (a) owned and (b) maintained by (i) her Department and (ii) its agencies. (185423)

The Home Office owns and maintains a large number of databases. Information about all databases is not held centrally, however centrally held records do indicate that the Department and its agencies own and maintain the following major, business critical databases:

Home Office


Employment Checks Database

Border Agency

Case Information System (CID)

Asylum Support System (ASYS)

Immigration and Asylum Fingerprints System (IAFS)

GLOBE (Work Permits System)

Warnings Index

eBorders database

Proviso (visa processing)

Athena (intelligence)

Identity and Passport Service

PASS Database (Passports)

Criminal Records Bureau

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)