HC Deb 14 October 1991 vol 196 c33W
Mr. Andrew F. Bennett

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the categories of information contained on the police national computer; and who has access to such information.

Mr. Peter Lloyd

The police national computer contains the following categories of information:

  • Criminal Names Fingerprints
  • Wanted/Missing Persons
  • Disqualified Drivers
  • Convictions
  • Cross References to Local Records
  • Crime Pattern Analysis
  • Major Investigations
  • Extremist Crime Index
  • Vehicle Owners Vehicle reports Stolen property
  • Police Directories

Direct access to all or some of the information held on the PNC is limited to the following organisations:

  • Police forces covered by the Police Act 1964 and the Police (Scotland) Act 1967
  • Regional Criminal Intelligence Offices and Regional Crime Squads
  • Royal Ulster Constabulary
  • National Identification Bureau
  • British Transport Police
  • Police forces in Guernsey, Jersey and the Isle of Man
  • Her Majesty's Customs and Excise
  • Drivers and Vehicles Licensing Authority
  • Home Office Police National Computer Organisation