Police: Biometrics

Home Office written question – answered on 30th July 2015.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Lord Scriven Lord Scriven Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 16 July (HL1344), in the light of the fact that some police forces, including the Metropolitan Police Service, have stopped adding faces to the National Database until the law has been clarified, why the Home Office has not yet distributed guidance about adding faces to the database until the review is complete.

Photo of Lord Bates Lord Bates The Minister of State, Home Department

There are a number of police forces (including the Metropolitan Police Service) which do not, and never have, uploaded custody images to the Police National Database (PND). Of the Forces that have been uploading Custody Images to the PND, none have ceased doing so. Guidance on the operational uses of PND is issued by the National Police Chiefs Council.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes0 people think so

No0 people think not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.