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Cannabis: Crime

Volume 486: debated on Tuesday 13 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when warnings for cannabis possession will be recorded on the Police National Computer. (241603)

The recording of cannabis warnings on the Police National Computer (PNC) has been considered but is not currently being pursued pending the availability of PentiP. The new PentiP 24-hour national fixed penalty database which is due to be available from 2010 will be developed to include a facility to record cannabis warnings. The recording of cannabis warnings is currently a matter for individual police forces at a local level this will remain so until the availability of PentiP. ACPO have undertaken to ensure that all forces are fully aware of the importance of accurately recording cannabis warnings locally.