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Mr. Clegg: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what procedures there are for adding military convictions which occur (a) in the UK and (b) overseas to the police national computer. 
John Reid [holding answer 16 January 2007]: Military convictions for recordable offences, regardless of whether they occur in the UK or overseas, are input through direct access to the police national computer (PNC) by the Central Criminal Records and Intelligence Office of the Service Police Crime Bureau.
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his plans to offset the costs of the National Identity Register with fee revenue
include (a) fees for biometric immigration documents, (b) fees for applications for an identity card, (c) accreditation fees paid by organisations wishing to verify identities via the National Identity Register and (d) fees paid by accredited organisations to verify individual identities. 
John Reid: It is intended that the cost of the National Identity Scheme, which includes the National Identity Register, will be primarily funded by fee revenue from the products and services that arise from the scheme, such as those from the applications to be entered in the register when obtaining a designated document, those from the issue of identity cards or those from the provision of identity checking services.
Mr. Clegg: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he has made an initial estimate of the charges that will be made to organisations accredited for the national identity register for (a) accreditation and (b) individual identity checks. 
John Reid: A schedule of fees for the national identity scheme cannot be finalised until contracts with suppliers connected to the operation of the scheme are signed. However, secondary legislation must be brought before Parliament to determine a schedule of fees in advance of the launch of the national identity scheme.
Mr. Clegg: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the likely annual number of identity checks that will be carried out for accredited organisations (a) once the National Identity Register is operational and (b) once entry onto the National Identity Register is compulsory. 
John Reid: Until further detailed work with potential user organisations during the preparation and initial rollout of the National Identity Card Scheme are complete, it is not possible to provide a total number of likely verification transactions that will be used by public and private sector organisations in the first years of the scheme.
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many UK nationals had police files opened on them in England and Wales without
criminal proceedings being instigated against them in 2005-06. 
Mr. McNulty: The information requested is not collected centrally. Each police force maintains local records which may be opened for a wide variety of reasons relating, for example, to individuals as witnesses, victims or suspects of crime. Individuals may also come to the attention of the police as missing persons. In addition records on an individual may be held by more than one force.
Bob Russell: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether members of the (a) Royal Military Police and (b) Ministry of Defence police have access to the National Police Computer in respect of (i) military personnel, (ii) family members of military personnel and (iii) civilians. 
The Police National Computer does not immediately identify individual nominal records as being military personnel, family members of military personnel or civilians. At face value all of those persons with a record on PNC would be regarded as civilians.
While it is possible for an individuals employment to be recorded as being a member of the armed forces, it is only possible to see those details by delving deeper into a specific record, once that record has been selected by name.
It is possible to make a general inquiry of the Police National Computer to identify all of the records where armed forces is shown in the employment field. However, this would return a list of names and very few operators have that level of search capability.
Mr. Jeremy Browne: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people classified as being from an ethnic minority were recruited for the post of (a) police officer, (b) police community support officer and (c) special constable by police in each of the last five years; and what percentage of the police work force this represented in each case. 
|Police community support officer minority ethnic recruits( 1) to police forces from 2002-03 to 2005-06( 2) (FTE)( 3) and recruits as percentage of total strength|
|Minority ethnic recruits||Total strength||Minority ethnic recruit (percentage)||Minority ethnic recruits||Total strength||Minority ethnic recruit (percentage)|
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