§ Mr. Warren
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department it he will study a report prepared by Chief Inspector Gordon Fraser of the Police College in Basingstoke on the value of computer networks to improve police service to the community; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Merlyn Rees
The Police National Computer and computers used locally by police forces are proving their value. Discussions which take place regularly between the Home Office and chief officers of police about future developments take account of the opinions expressed in the report as well as of other views held in the police service.