HL Deb 21 April 1998 vol 588 c210WA
Lord Marlesford

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether there is now a centralised computer-held record of all persons currently serving sentences in one of Her Majesty's prisons in Scotland; if not, when it is expected to be in operation; and whether the police have, or will have, on-line access to information on prisoner location held on the system. [HL1463]

Lord Sewel

A networked prisoner record database has been available on all Scottish Prison Service sites since October 1995. An electronic link between the Scottish Prison Service and the Scottish Criminal Records Office is planned for completion by December 1998.