HC Deb 03 April 1996 vol 275 cc284-5W
Mr. Spellar

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his answer of 25 March,Official Report, column 406, how many individual records for criminal convictions are held on the police national computer. [23537]

Mr. Maclean

Criminal record data held on the police national computer comprise 2.8 million records originating before 1981, which consist of name and criminal record office number and which are supported by microfiche records of convictions held by the national identification service, and 2.3 million records originating after 1981 which include details of convictions.

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