New Clause 1 — Destruction of samples etc: England and Wales

Part of Commission for the Compact – in the House of Commons at 4:45 pm on 19th May 2009.

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Photo of Paul Holmes Paul Holmes Liberal Democrat, Chesterfield 4:45 pm, 19th May 2009

Does the right hon. Gentleman share my concern about the example I gave in Committee? Two boys had their DNA taken because they built a tree house in a cherry tree—many people probably built tree houses when they were young. Earlier, the right hon. Gentleman asked whether children's DNA would be removed. If those boys were 15 or 16 when their DNA was taken, would their DNA be removed when they were over 18 and adults?

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