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Police: Databases

Volume 502: debated on Monday 14 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice which penalty notices for disorder will be recorded on the PentiP computer system. (305220)

I have been asked to reply.

All penalty notices for disorder issued by police forces in England and Wales will be recorded on the PentiP computer system.

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice which penalty notices for disorder are recorded on the Police National Computer. (305221)

I have been asked to reply.

All penalty notices for disorder issued for ‘recordable offences’ are recorded on the Police National Computer. The list of ‘recordable offences’ is defined by the National Police Records (Recordable Offences) Regulations.

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the annual running costs of the new PentiP computer system in each of the next three years. (305222)

I have been asked to reply.

The National Policing Improvement Agency has contracted Northgate Public Services to run PentiP as a managed service for an initial period of seven years. The annual charge for providing the managed service to 44 police forces and their associated courts in England and Wales (including British Transport Police) is as follows:

Service management year

Annual charge (£)

Year l

1,818,643

Year 2

1,454,262

Year 3

1,382,386

Year 4

1,310,510

Year 5

1,310,510

Year 6

1,310,510

Year 7

1,310,510

Total over seven years

9,897,331

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of (a) developing and (b) implementing the new PentiP computer system. (305223)

I have been asked to reply.

The PentiP computer system is being delivered by the National Policing Improvement Agency as part of a business continuity project. The full project costs of developing and implementing the PentiP computer system and related business processes across 44 police forces and their associated courts in England and Wales (including British Transport Police) is £17.3 million, which is lower than the £19.3 million original cost estimate. As the development and implementation activities are so inter-linked, it is not possible to separate the costs into (a) development and (b) implementation.