HC Deb 21 May 1986 vol 98 c233W
Dr. Godman

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will discuss with chief constables the co-ordination of police intelligence and information on crimes involving the abduction of children.

Mr. John MacKay

In recent years the police have developed procedures, including the use of computers, to improve the co-ordination and dissemination of information relating to the investigation of crimes involving the abduction of children. More particularly, a circular will shortly be issued to chief constables, following consultations between the Scottish Home and Health Department and the Association of Chief Police Officers (Scotland), about the introduction of procedures to take account of the Child Abduction Act 1984. My right hon. and learned Friend has no plans for further discussions at present.

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