HC Deb 01 April 2004 vol 419 c1602W
Mr. Sheerman

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what powers police have to(a) access mobile phone records and (b)liaise with internet service providers in order to track down the physical location and identity of those committing fraud involving transactions of less than £500,000. [164847]

Caroline Flint

Under Part 1 Chapter II of Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000, police are able to access communications data, including mobile phone records and information held by internet service providers, for the purposes of the prevention and detection of crime irrespective of the financial loss or gain incurred, to the extent that it is necessary and proportionate to do so.