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IMPACT Programme

Volume 496: debated on Tuesday 1 September 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the IMPACT Programme is expected to be fully operational; and what recent estimate he has made of the cost of the programme. (287914)

The IMPACT Programme is on track to commence deployment of the Police National Database (PND) capabilities in 2010.

As part of the IMPACT Programme, the Impact Nominal Index (INI) was delivered on time in December 2005. A code of practice on the Management of Police Information (MoPI) was published in July 2005 and came into effect in November 2005. Detailed guidance was published in April 2006. The IMPACT Programme continues to assist forces in bringing about the required business change to effect successful compliance with the code of practice and the guidance by 2010.

The cost of the IMPACT Programme (INI, MoPI and PND) from 2005 through to 2011-12 is estimated to be £244.2 million, including historical costs and contingency funds.