(2) what plans there are for the establishment of the Local Inmate Database System (LIDS); and what plans there are for the future of the national LIDS database.
The Prison Service Local Inmate Database System (LIDS) was introduced in 1989.
LIDS is being replaced by a new case management system, called Prison-NOMIS (Prison-National Offender Management Information System). Prison-NOMIS is a national system with a centralised database. It is on schedule to be deployed to public prisons by summer 2010.