Police: Autism

Home Office written question – answered on 5th February 2015.

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Photo of Lord Touhig Lord Touhig Labour

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in considering whether police marker systems used to identify those with mental health and learning difficulties can be extended to those with autism as proposed in the report Think Autism.

Photo of Lord Bates Lord Bates The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

Work is continuing to establish whether a separate marker, specifically for autism, can readily be added to the Police National Computer in addition to the existing mental health marker, and to assess potential impacts on police force IT systems.

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