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National DNA Database: Children

Volume 490: debated on Monday 30 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many children's DNA records have been removed from the national DNA database since the database was established. (264013)

Following my announcement on 16 December 2008 that children's profiles would no longer be retained on the NDNAD, a total of 96 profiles belonging to children under 10 have been deleted from the NDNAD. At 5 March 2009, none of the profiles stored on the NDNAD by police forces in England and Wales were of children aged under 10 years old.