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Forensic Science Service

Volume 498: debated on Monday 2 November 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the running costs of each forensic science centre were in each of the last five years. (295991)

The running costs of each of the laboratories over the last five years are:

£ million

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

Chepstow

7.3

8.5

8.5

7.6

7.8

Chorley

9.2

10.4

11.1

9.9

10.1

Huntingdon

10.3

11.1

12.0

10.8

10.8

Wetherby

9.6

10.6

12.5

11.3

11.9

Birmingham Trident Court

11.3

11.3

11.0

9.6

9.4

Birmingham Priory

8.3

9.3

10.8

10.2

9.6

London

31.2

32.2

33.3

28.9

28.0

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions have taken place between officials of his Department, the Forensic Science Service (FSS) and the private sector on private sector involvement in the FSS in (a) the North West and (b) England and Wales since July 2009. (296913)

No discussions have taken place between officials, the Forensic Science Service and the private sector about private sector involvement in the FSS in the North West or England and Wales since July 2009.