Record removal from NDEDIU/NSBIS database

MQT on 2014-11-19
Session date: 
November 19, 2014
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Have any intelligence records been deleted from the NDEDIU/NSBIS database following the new NDEU policy mentioned in the HMIC report 'A review of progress made against the recommendations in HMIC's 2012 report on the national police units which provide intelligence on criminality associated with protest'? If so, how many?


Answer for Record removal from NDEDIU/NSBIS database

Answer for Record removal from NDEDIU/NSBIS database

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am aware that you have been briefed by the MPS directly on how their intelligence functions which support public order and domestic extremism operate. In this brief and in previous answers, it has been made clear that databases are neither held, managed or otherwise dealt with in the manner implied by your question. 

Where police do hold confidential intelligence for the purpose of preventing crime and disorder - a core function of policing on which you have been briefed - there are clear methods for handling information, storing information and releasing information to the public.