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Forensic Science Service: Chorley

Volume 479: debated on Monday 1 September 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what area and population the Forensic Science Service laboratories at Chorley cover. (220588)

Forensic Science Service Ltd.'s (“FSS”) Chorley laboratory is one of the FSS’ regional operational facilities, contributing to the FSS' delivery of forensic science services to the police forces of England and Wales and other law enforcement authorities. The FSS does not hold any data relating to the general population statistics for the Chorley region.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much funding will be allocated to the Forensic Science Service laboratories in Chorley in each of the next five years; and if she will make a statement. (220589)

The Forensic Science Service is now a Companies Act limited company. This is a managerial decision and the responsibility of the board of the company.