A UK politician has asked for a parliamentary debate following the collapse of Avon and Somerset's police computer system.

Ian Liddell-Grainger, Conservative MP for Bridgwater, told Harriet Harman, holder of the Lord Privy Seal and Labour MP for Camberwell & Peckham, that 30 Indians have been brought into the UK on temporary visas to try fix the problem.

He said: "Given the fact that they need total access to all the records held by Avon and Somerset police to do so and given the world that we live in, could we have time for a debate on the rights and wrongs of bringing in temporary workers in a very high security area?"

Harriet Harman referred Liddell-Grainger to the police authority itself.

She said: "If the hon. Gentleman cannot get a satisfactory answer on that matter from the police authorities in his area, he should raise it directly with the Home Secretary. However, I would hope and expect that proper security measures have been taken."