HC Deb 26 July 1990 vol 177 c461W
Mr. Redmond

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list each police force in the United Kingdom, where tape recordings of telephone calls are carried out in their premises for(a) administrative, (b) operational or (c) investigative purposes.

Mr. Peter Lloyd

Responsibility for the procurement and use of police equipment rests with individual police authorities and their chief officers. The information requested is not available centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

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