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Bible John Case

Volume 281: debated on Wednesday 17 July 1996

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will itemise the costs of the Strathclyde police inquiry into the Bible John case in respect of forensic tests conducted in (a) Scotland, (b) England and (c) Germany. [37199]

The information in the table has been obtained from Strathclyde police. No charge was levied for the costs, as such, of carrying out the forensic tests in England and Germany, but there were associated costs. The figure for Scotland is calculated on the basis of the time taken by forensic scientists to carry out the tests, charged at the standard commercial rate used by Strathclyde police for undertaking all DNA analyses.

  • Scotland: £1,420
  • England: £1,600
  • Germany: £250