Database of ‘possible’ criminals

The Torygraph published a story on Sunday saying that:

Tony Blair is to announce plans to put up to half a million children deemed at risk of becoming criminals or getting into other trouble on a new computer register.

Hmm… I was initially shocked about this but I can’t find another news source that’s carrying the story, so I’m guessing that it’s another of the paper’s ‘friend-of-a-friend-told-me’ type of stories, with no basis in reality. The idea that the Government would hold data on up to 10% of the nation’s children (who will end up adults) is (hopefully) a little unlikely… The complications that would arise are too horrendous to imagine, surely?