HC Deb 09 June 1995 vol 261 cc351-2W
Mr. Cohen

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many accesses were made to each index of the police national computer over the last year; and if he will indicate the number of access requests that involved searching more than one index. [26440]

Sir John Wheeler

The Royal Ulster Constabulary accessed the police national computer on some 65,457 occasions during 1994–95. Of these, 41,838 were vehicle related, 12,334 were name checks, and the remaining 11,285 covered inquiries in a range of other areas. It is not possible to identify which accesses involved more than one index.