§ Mr. Andrew F. Bennett
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what are the criteria for inclusion on the central index of prostitutes; how often each entry is reviewed; and what are the criteria for the removal of names from the index.509W
§ Mr. Peter Lloyd
I understand from the Commissioner that the central index of prostitutes records all persons in the Metropolitan police district who have been cautioned for loitering or soliciting for purposes of prostitution, or who have been charged with or convicted of these offences. Records of cautions are deleted after 12 months; records of charges are retained until the notification of the court disposal is received; and information relating to outstanding warrants is kept pending execution or cancellation. Records of conviction are retained indefinitely.