HL Deb 03 December 1996 vol 576 c45WA
Lord Marlesford

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Further to Baroness B latch' s answer of 29th January (WA 99), when they expect to be in a position to make a decision on an implementation date for the introduction of an integrated communication network to enable Scottish criminal justice agencies, including prisons, police forces and the courts, to share information of common interest.

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Scottish Office (The Earl of Lindsay)

Good progress is being made with the development of integrated communications, between Scottish criminal justice organisations. For example, approximately 80 per cent. of the information about incidents and charges is now passed electronically from police forces to procurators fiscal offices. Links will continue to be installed progressively; there will be no single implementation date.