§ Mr. Paice
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions have taken place between(a) his officials and (b) the Police Information Technology Organisation and representatives of the Scottish Intelligence Database regarding its suitability for extension throughout Great Britain; what assessment he has made of the costs and time scale of such a roll-out; and what cost and time scale he envisages for the completion of the IMPACT system. 
§ Caroline Flint
[holding answer 19 July 2004]: In my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary's response to the House on 22 June 2004, following publication of Sir Michael Bichard's report he told the House the Government shall introduce a national intelligence IT system for the police. Preparations for this are under way. The new system will take full account of the Scottish Intelligence Database.