Courts: ICT

Attorney General written question – answered on 14th September 2016.

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Photo of Philip Davies Philip Davies Conservative, Shipley

To ask the Attorney General, what steps he is taking to ensure that courts receive the latest Police National Computer details for defendants when cases are being dealt with electronically.

Photo of Robert Buckland Robert Buckland The Solicitor-General

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) provides an electronic copy of the Police National Computer (PNC) details for defendants to the court and defence as part of their initial disclosure of the prosecution case. Any subsequent updated versions of the defendant’s PNC received during the course of the case are provided to the CPS by the police, either at their instigation or at the request of the CPS, for use at court.

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