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New Clause 1 — Retention, destruction and use of fingerprints and samples

Part of Crime and Security Bill – in the House of Commons at 4:00 pm on 8th March 2010.

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Photo of David Hanson David Hanson Minister of State (Home Office) (Crime and Policing) 4:00 pm, 8th March 2010

I have been trying to follow the hon. Gentleman's logic. He is content for DNA to be taken for up to three years for serious offences, but not for up to six years, and I cannot quite understand the logic of the difference between the two, apart from the time scale given the judgment that has been made. I really cannot see his logic.