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Police: Shared Intelligence System

Volume 687: debated on Wednesday 29 November 2006

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What consultation they have had with the current intelligence providers to law enforcement agencies regarding the delivery of a shared police intelligence system. [HL257]

The IMPACT programme is engaging widely within the Police Service and partner agencies including the Serious and Organised Crime Agency, the Immigration Service, HM Revenue and Customs, and the National Co-ordinator of Special Branch. Through these engagements, the IMPACT programme is ensuring that implementation of the proposed police national database (PND) properly reflects the business requirements of the Police Service and its partner agencies.

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What is the latest timetable and budget for the delivery of recommendation 1 of the Bichard inquiry. [HL259]

We are planning to deliver the police national database in stages between 2009 and 2010 as stated in the third progress report on the Bichard inquiry recommendations.

The budget for delivering recommendation 1 cannot be accurately disaggregated from the IMPACT programme budget as a whole as other parts of the programme, including measures to implement the cross-regional information-sharing project (IMPACT CRISP), contribute to delivery of this recommendation. The latest estimated cost of the IMPACT programme is £366 million over the period 2005-06 to 2015-16.