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Crime and Security Bill

Part of Bill Presented — Pedicabs Bill – in the House of Commons at 3:34 pm on 18th January 2010.

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Photo of David Davis David Davis Conservative, Haltemprice and Howden 3:34 pm, 18th January 2010

The Home Secretary knows that nobody disputes the value of DNA in solving cold cases as well as current crimes, but there is one figure that I would like him to confirm or deny. It relates to the holding of the DNA of innocent people-people who have not been found guilty and were released after arrest. Just over a year ago, the Prime Minister attributed the clearing up of 114 murders to such DNA. In other words, as a result of holding the DNA of previously innocent people, the police cleared up 114 murders. Is that correct, and if so, will the Home Secretary provide a list of them?

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