Police National Computer: Portsmouth

Home Office written question – answered on 29th January 2021.

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Photo of Stephen Morgan Stephen Morgan Shadow Minister (Defence) (Armed Forces and Defence Procurement), Shadow Minister (Defence)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the loss of 400,000 police records, what discussions her Department has had with Portsmouth City Council.

Photo of Stephen Morgan Stephen Morgan Shadow Minister (Defence) (Armed Forces and Defence Procurement), Shadow Minister (Defence)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the loss of 400,000 police records, what discussions her Department has had with the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Police Area Chief Constable.

Photo of Stephen Morgan Stephen Morgan Shadow Minister (Defence) (Armed Forces and Defence Procurement), Shadow Minister (Defence)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the loss of 400,000 police records, how many ongoing police investigations in the Portsmouth South constituency have been affected by the loss of that data.

Photo of Stephen Morgan Stephen Morgan Shadow Minister (Defence) (Armed Forces and Defence Procurement), Shadow Minister (Defence)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the loss of 400,000 police records, how many pieces of data relate to incidents in the (a) Portsmouth South constituency and (b) Hampshire and Isle of Wight Police Area.

Photo of Kit Malthouse Kit Malthouse The Minister of State, Home Department

The Home Office is working closely with Policing/National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC) to assess the scale and impact of the incident. This includes undertaking a robust and detailed assessment and verification of all affected records. Once complete we will develop and implement a plan to recover as many lost records as is possible over the next few weeks.

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