To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the proposed pilot scheme to test the benefits of establishing a national forensic database of drug seizures will be established; where it will take place; and what the cost of the scheme will be. (241862)
The pilot scheme started on 6 October 2008. The collection of data will take place nationally. This data will be processed on a SOCA site in the Birmingham area. SOCA has funding of £700,000 for the pilot.