§ Mr. Mitchell
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his answer of 12 April 2000,Official Report, column 236W, concerning the Schengen information system, which treaty, article or protocol provides the EU treaty base for the system. 
§ Mrs. Roche
The Schengen Information System has not been allocated any specific legal base, and is accordingly deemed to be based on Title VI of the Treaty on European Union, in accordance with Article 2(1), fourth sub-paragraph, of the Schengen Protocol (Protocol No. 2 annexed to the European Communities Treaty and the Treaty on European Union).