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Genetics: Databases

Volume 474: debated on Monday 31 March 2008

To ask the Solicitor-General how many individuals matched to UK records from the Dutch disk of DNA profiles sent to the Crown Prosecution Service are (a) the subject of extradition requests by the Dutch authorities and (b) subject to a UK arrest warrant. (197055)

As part of an initiative to exchange data between the United Kingdom and the Netherlands, 2,159 DNA profiles from crime scenes in the Netherlands have been searched against the UK National DNA Database. The DNA matches identified as a result are now the subject of ongoing police investigations, both here and in the Netherlands.

Data arising as a result of this continuing police operation are liable to change subject to developments both here and in the Netherlands, and no information can be released which might in any way jeopardise ongoing investigations.