HC Deb 25 October 1993 vol 230 c458W
Mr. William O'Brien

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what guidelines or regulations are applicable to the police for the retention of tapes used to record routine interviews in the homes of people as to(a) where the tapes are to be stored and (b) for how long such tapes should be retained; and if he will make a statement ;

(2) to what guidelines or regulations the police are subject in respect of first advising people, where discussions with the police are to be tape recorded, that such a recording is to be made; what specific provisions are applicable where the interview takes place in the interviewee's home; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Charles Wardle

These are operational matters which are the responsibility of chief officers.

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