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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 5:30 pm on 8th March 2010.

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Photo of Richard Shepherd Richard Shepherd Conservative, Aldridge-Brownhills 5:30 pm, 8th March 2010

I noticed how my hon. Friend let go by the contention of Chris Huhne that everyone was for the convention. In point of fact, it was a highly contentious matter within Attlee's Government. It was indeed drafted by British lawyers, but there was contention, and it was about a foreign Court adjudicating on matters that had always been at the heart of the responsibility of this House.