§ Mr. Cohen
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) whether he will list the items of personal and vehicle information that will be transferred to the new police national computer; and whether he will make a statement;
(2) whether he received advice from, or had meetings with, the Data Protection Registrar before deciding upon the nature of the closer links between the DVLA and the new police national computer;
(3) whether he intends to inform drivers of the items of personal information they provide that could be transferred to the new police national computer; and whether he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Chope
DVLA has for many years passed to the police national computer organisation descriptive vehicle information and the names and addresses of vehicle keepers. No changes are planned to these arrangements. The information released at present from the driver record relates specifically to details about drivers who are disqualified. As a result of recommendations made by the road traffic law review committee, it is planned that details of all drivers on the DVLA record will be provided to the police national computer during 1992.
The DVLA registrations under the Data Protection Act 1984 indicate that details from both the vehicle and driver registers are given to the police. The planned changes in the arrangements for providing additional details from the driver record do not require consultation with the Data Protection Registrar. The information on the police national computer facilitates law enforcement.