HC Deb 24 January 2002 vol 378 c1097W
Mr. Wyatt

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will introduce guidelines for the mobile telephony companies to share the international mobile equipment identity code when mobiles are stolen. [28949]

Mr. Denham

[holding answer 21 January 2002]: As part of the on-going work of the Home Secretary's Mobile Phone Steering Group, we are currently in discussion with the mobile phone industry and the police about the feasibility of setting up and implementing a shared database of stolen handset IMEI numbers.