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Antisocial Behaviour: Fixed Penalties

Volume 489: debated on Thursday 19 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what personal information is stored on the Police National Computer in relation to those who have received a penalty notice for disorder. (263807)

The standard information gathered for an arrest summons and stored on the police national computer (PNC) is:






Ethnic appearance

Details of the offence




If the disposal is undertaken in a police station custody suite then a DNA sample and fingerprints can be taken. While the PNC will state whether or not there is a record of DNA and fingerprints for the offender, the data are stored on the National DNA Database and IDENT1 (the National Fingerprint Database) respectively. If the penalty notice for disorder is issued in the street then fingerprints and DNA cannot be taken. In both cases an adjudication of ‘non-conviction’ goes on the record and a disposal of a fine can be recorded.