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Courts: ICT

Volume 497: debated on Tuesday 13 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress has been made with the national deployment of IT-enabled procedures by HM Courts Service to transfer court results automatically to the Police National Computer. (287916)

I have been asked to reply.

Deployment of the Bichard 7 solution automating results to the police national computer (PNC) is underway. As at 12 October 83 per cent. of criminal justice areas are automating their magistrates court results to the PNC.

The Crown Court solution automating results to PNC is scheduled to commence deployment in November 2009.

Bichard 7 is scheduled to complete deployment by March 2010.