HC Deb 20 May 2004 vol 421 cc1135-6W
Mr. Drew

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the target time period is for entering records on the police national computer in relation to (a) arrests and summonses and (b outcome of court proceedings. [173776]

Ms Blears

At present, police forces in England and Wales operate to standards set by the Association of Chief Police Officers, as followsarrest/summons reports—90 per cent. within 24 hours of the event. court results—100 per cent. within 72 hours of receipt from the courts.

Performance standards have been under review, and a code of practice under the Police Reform Act 2002 has been drafted and circulated for comments. The final code will be published in the near future.