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DNA Database

Volume 459: debated on Monday 30 April 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the national DNA database. (134364)

24. To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the national DNA database; and if he will make a statement. (134296)

The National DNA database is a key police intelligence tool which contributes to the efficiency of crime detection. It has a key role to play in contributing to detection outcomes, eliminating the innocent from inquiries, focusing the direction of inquiries resulting in savings in police time and in building public confidence that elusive offenders may be detected and brought to justice.