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DNA: Databases

Volume 508: debated on Wednesday 24 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many people with profiles on the National DNA Database who had no further action taken in their case have been found guilty of a separate offence (a) since their profile was added to the database and (b) primarily as a result of their profile being added to the database; (315673)

(2) how many people with a profile on the National DNA Database who were found not guilty in court have since been convicted in respect of a separate offence primarily as a result of their profile being on the database.

[holding answer 4 February 2010]: The National DNA Database (NDNAD) holds information to allow DNA found at crime scenes to be matched with profiles taken from known individuals, and to pass reports of matches to the police for further investigation. The NDNAD does not hold information on the arrest history of profiled individuals, subsequent charges or details of convictions. The specific information sought is therefore not available centrally.