§ Lord Marlesford
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What arrangements exist for the automatic notification of deaths registered in the United Kingdom to the Hendon Data Centre of the Police Information Technology Organisation. [HL24]
§ Lord Williams of Mostyn
There are no arrangements for the automatic notification of deaths registered in the United Kingdom to the Police National Computer (PNC).
The marking of subject records on the PNC as either "Unconfirmed Dead" or "Confirmed Dead" is performed by local forces. This may occur where the death is reported directly to the police, for example, in the case of a sudden or suspicious death or a road traffic accident, or where the police are informed via a coroner's report. Under such circumstances, forces may perform a PNC check and mark the subject record accordingly.