Protection of Freedoms Bill (HC Bill 189)

(2) 35In the case of a person who has previously been convicted of a

recordable offence (other than a single exempt conviction), or an

offence in Scotland which is punishable by imprisonment, or is so

convicted before the end of the period within which the material

may be retained by virtue of this paragraph, the material may be

40retained indefinitely.

(3) In the case of a person who has no previous convictions, or only

one exempt conviction, the material may be retained until the end

of the retention period specified in sub-paragraph (4).

(4) The retention period is—

(a) 45in the case of fingerprints or relevant physical data, the

period of 3 years beginning with the date on which the

fingerprints or relevant physical data were taken or

provided, and