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Forensic Science Service: Manpower

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 4 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many forensic scientists have (a) left and (b) joined the Forensic Science Service since 2001. (253168)

[holding answer 2 February 2009]: Since 2002, the following number of forensic scientists1 (including permanent, temporary and external employees) have (a) left and (b) joined Forensic Science Service Ltd. (FSS):

1 The term forensic scientist is taken to mean any scientist who carries out police casework. Information is not available for 2001.

Leavers

Starters

1 June 2002 to 31 December 2002

71

99

1 January 2003 to 31 December 2003

139

105

1 January 2004 to 31 December 2004

139

100

1 January 2005 to 31 December 2005

116

112

1 January 2006 to 31 December 2006

143

73

1 January 2007 to 31 December 2007

179

48

1 January 2008 to 31 December 2008

190

153