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Prisons: Databases

Volume 506: debated on Friday 5 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) when the Local Inmate Database System was introduced; (320082)

(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.