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Departmental Data Protection

Volume 504: debated on Monday 18 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many members of staff of his Department and its agencies have been disciplined for inappropriate use of information obtained from (a) a police database, (b) an immigration database and (c) an identity card or passport database in each of the last 10 years. (310128)

The available information is set out in the following tables.

Home Office headquarters staff that have been disciplined for inappropriate use of information obtained from a police, immigration database and identity card or passport database1

Disciplined

Dismissed

Total

2005

0

0

0

2006

0

0

0

2007

0

0

0

2008

0

0

0

2009

0

0

0

1 No central records exist prior to January 2005.

National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA) staff that have been disciplined for inappropriate use of information obtained from police databases1

Disciplined

Dismissed

Total

2007

0

0

0

2008

0

0

0

2009

0

0

0

1 The NPIA has had responsibility for national police databases since 1 April 2007. No information is available prior to 2007.

UK Border Agency (UKBA) staff that have been disciplined for inappropriate use of information obtained from an immigration database and/or an identity card or passport database1

Disciplined

Dismissed

Total

2005

3

0

3

2006

0

0

0

2007

3

0

3

2008

2

1

3

2009

2

0

2

Total

10

1

11

1 UKBA have no information available prior to 2005.

Identity and Passport Service (IPS) staff that have been disciplined for inappropriate use of information obtained from identity card or passport database

Disciplined

Dismissed

Total

1999 to 2004

0

0

0

2005-06

1

1

2

2006-07

0

0

0

2007-08

1

1

2

2008-09

0

0

0

Total

2

2

4

Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) staff that have been disciplined for inappropriate use of information obtained from police databases

Disciplined

Dismissed

Total

1999 to 2009

0

0

0