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Genetics: Cross Border Co-operation

Volume 479: debated on Monday 1 September 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 4 June 2008, Official Report, column 998W, on genetics: cross border co-operation, how the estimated implementation cost of £31 million breaks down between budget headings. (219494)

The Prüm Implementing Agreement and Technical Annex were formally adopted on 23 June under the Slovenian presidency. A high level meeting with stakeholders across Whitehall met on 4 July to discuss UK implementation of the Prüm Council Decision pending publication. One of the actions arising was the commissioning of a detailed scoping study to identify solutions which will help establish a breakdown of costs.