HL Deb 10 April 2001 vol 624 c85WA
The Earl of Northesk

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What levels of basic training in computer literacy are given, as a matter of course, to serving officers and new recruits in police forces in the United Kingdom. [HL1238]

Lord Bassam of Brighton

This is a matter for individual forces to decide. At present there is no centrally determined requirement for all officers or new recruits to be trained in Information Technology (IT) skills. We will be considering this issue in developing proposals for implementation of the powers in the Criminal Justice and Police Bill to determine a core curriculum and mandatory qualifications for police officers.