Just a reminder that the Home Office is due to report to Sir Michael Bichard tomorrow (.pdf), Wednesday 21st December 2004, about any progress that it has made in implementing the reccommendations of his report into Police intelligence and criminal records databases and practices, set up after the Soham murders.
Sir Michael Bichard's Inquiry is due to report on this matter in March 2005, so watch out for the leaks, spin and media briefings between now and then.
Just what is the status of the Police Local Exchange (PLX) and the national police Intelligence Management Prioritisation Analysis Co-ordination and Tasking (IMPACT) databases ? Are they now national and integrated or are they still piecemeal ? David Blunkett did make promises about these, but he did he press forward with them, given that he obviously had other personal matters on his mind during the last six months.
Has Sir Michael Bichard's call for Yet Another National Database of people working with vulnerable children or vulnerable adults been
dropped or not ?