§ Mr. McNamara
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many individuals have their personal details recorded on the(a) data base and (b) files maintained by the National Joint Unit of the Metropolitan Police Special Branch; and how many of these individuals are (i) Irish, (ii) US and (iii) non-EU and non-US citizens. 
§ Mr. Straw
[holding answer 29 April 1999]: None. The National Joint Unit (NJU) does not maintain its own records, but instead draws as necessary upon information held by individual Special Branches nationwide. The NJU, although situated with the Metropolitan Police
1998–99 Prison Service KPI results KPI 1998–99 Target 1998–99 Outturn Category A escapes 0 0 Escapes less than 0.17% 0.14% Assault rate less than 9% 9.3% Positive random drug resting rate lessthan20% 18.4% Purposeful hours per prisoner 24 22.8% % of population above uncrowded capacity less than 12% 10% Are standard/enhanced regime prisoners unlocked >= 10 hours on weekdays 60% 57.2% Offending behaviour programmes completions 3.000 3.125
Special Branch (MPSB) at New Scotland Yard, is not part of the Metropolitan Police Service. It is a national unit, managed by the MPSB but staffed by police officers drawn from forces around the country.