Police National Computer

D McIntyre made this Freedom of Information request to National Policing Improvement Agency

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Dear National Policing Improvement Agency,

This is a FOI request surrounding the Police National Computer and the definition of a 'national' database.

Considering that statutory authority for the existence of the PNC is provided by section 27(4) of the Police and
Criminal Evidence Act 1984 which extends to England and Wales only and that further regulations provided by the National Police Records (Recordable Offences) Regulations 2000 (SI 2000/1139) extends to England and Wales only and that any police force maintained under or by virtue of section 1 of the Police (Scotland) Act 1967 (c. 77), including the cadets under the control of the chief constable of that force is to be regarded as a 'restrictedly listed police force' and therefore out with NPIA's authority is it correct to refer to the Police National Computer as the national database for England and Wales.

if you disagree with this assertion and believe that the Police National Computer should be referred to as the national database for the United Kingdom, please provide all statutory evidence (primary as well as secondary) that enables you to make this assertion.

Yours faithfully,

D McIntyre

NPIA FOI Team,

Dear D McIntyre,

Thank you for your recent request for information, about the Police National Computer, dated 11th August 2011. Your request was received on 12th August 2011 and I am dealing with it under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

We have logged your request which is receiving our attention. Your request reference number is Foi 143/11.

Please quote this reference number in any further correspondence or call relating to this enquiry.

Further information about the NPIA is routinely published on our website at www.npia.police.uk or through our publication scheme. If you require any further assistance in connection with this request please contact us at our address above.

Torie Smith
Knowledge and Information Management Services Assistant
National Policing Improvement Agency

9th Floor (East) New King's Beam House, 22 Upper Ground, London SE1 9QY
Email: [NPIA request email]
Website: www.npia.police.uk

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NPIA FOI Team,

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Dear Mr McIntyre

Please find attached the NPIA's response to your request.

Regards,

Torie Smith

Knowledge and Information Management Services Assistant
National Policing Improvement Agency
9th Floor (East) New King's Beam House, 22 Upper Ground, London SE1 9QY
Email: [NPIA request email]
Website: www.npia.police.uk

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