The Police Information Technology Organisation are currently investigating the logistics of the project with a view to presenting the committee with two or three possible options. Funding will also be a key factor in the shape and extent of the database, but a Scotland Yard spokesman said it was difficult to gauge how much priority the initiative would be given in the light of the recent clampdown on terrorism.
Further delays in developing art database
HOPES of finalising a draft of proposals for developing the new Home Office database for beating art crime by the beginning of October have not been realised. It now appears that it will be at least another two months before the proposals can be submitted to the parliamentary committee looking into them for assessment.