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Forensic Science Service: Contracts

Volume 495: debated on Monday 6 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the monetary value of each contract for overseas work held by the Forensic Science Service is; and at which sites work on such contracts is being undertaken. (283020)

The Forensic Science Service (FSS) undertakes a range of advisory and consulting contracts with a number of international clients. These contracts are currently worth in the region of £2 million.

Contract 1—Work delivered at contract location (Europe). Staff to deliver required services are primarily situated in London, Birmingham (Trident Court) and Chepstow with some support from other FSS sites. The contract is due to finish in November 2009.

Contract 2—Work delivered in US and at Birmingham (Trident Court). Staff to deliver required services situated in Trident Court and London. The contract is due to finish in September 2009.

Contract 3—Delivered at Birmingham (Trident Court). Staff to deliver required services are primarily situated in Trident Court and London with some support from other FSS sites. The contract is due to finish in August 2009.

Contract 4—under negotiation—Work delivered at Birmingham (Trident Court) and in Abu Dhabi. Staff to deliver required services are primarily situated in Trident Court and London with some support from other FSS sites. Contract expected to finish in December 2009.

The FSS is unwilling to disclose the values of the individual contracts as those details are commercially sensitive.