§ Mr. Bob Russell
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions he has had with the Association of Chief Police Officers concerning the decision by the police to prevent the release of names and addresses of people injured in road accidents; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Charles Clarke
My officials have been in close contact with the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) Media Advisory Group which has been monitoring the effect and operation in practice of the ACPO guidelines "Naming of Victims or Witnesses484W Involved in Crime, Road and other Incidents". ACPO is currently reviewing the application of the guidance. Initial findings are expected to emerge by Easter.