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DNA: International Co-operation

Volume 473: debated on Wednesday 12 March 2008

To ask the Solicitor-General when the Crown Prosecution Service’s inquiry into its treatment of a Dutch request to check DNA data will be completed; and if she will make a statement. (192784)

As soon as she was made aware of an issue surrounding the disk containing the 2,159 crime scene profiles from unsolved crimes submitted by the Dutch authorities, my right hon. and learned Friend the Attorney-General ordered the CPS to conduct an urgent inquiry as to what happened and to report to her as soon as possible. The CPS is working closely with the police on this issue and the inquiry is not yet complete. The inquiry has three strands and it is expected that two of these strands will be completed by the end of March 2008.