Police National Computer

Home Office did not have the information requested.

Dear Home Office,

This is a FOI request surrounding the Police National Computer and is a follow up to the request at:
http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/po...

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, please provide all statutory evidence (primary as well as secondary) that enables Scottish forces and/or the Scottish Police Services Authority to record offences occurring within Scotland to the Police National Computer.

Please provide any guidance, policy or practice originating from the Home Office or received by the Home Office concerning recording of 'Scottish offences' onto the Police National Computer.

Note:

- I am asking for recordable information, if you are unaware of any such legislation please state so.

- I am not asking who manages the PNC, do not attempt to deflect the request to the NPIA, 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. As per schedule one of the
Police and Justice Act 2006, the Agency require the approval of the Secretary of State for the Home Department for changes in the policy or practice of the Agency. Therefore if any changes were to be made as to the remit of the PNC, approval must be made to the Secretary of State and therefore it is entirely sensible to assume that the Home Office would have records of such changes in policy or practice.

Yours faithfully,

D McIntyre

FOI Responses, Home Office

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Dear D McIntyre,

 

Please find attached response to your request for information under the
Freedom of Information Act.

 

Yours sincerely

Home Office Information Access Team

 

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