HC Deb 19 April 2004 vol 420 cc93-4W
Mr. Beggs

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what procedures are in place to ensure that, when an individual changes his or her name by deed poll, the individual's original name is retained in criminal records data; and if he will make a statement. [146231]

Ms Blears

Details of convictions for recordable offences are recorded on the Police National Computer (PNC).

Criminal records on PNC are retained under the name by which they were first entered on the system, together with information about other names which the subject of a record is known to use or to have used.

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