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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 Douglas Hogg Douglas Hogg Conservative, Sleaford and North Hykeham 5:30 pm, 8th March 2010

I agree with my hon. Friend's views on proportionality in this case, but the fact is, as my hon. Friend Tony Baldry said, that we have to make these proposals judge-proof. Whatever my hon. Friend Mr. Cash may think about the European Court of Justice and so on, we have to represent its views so long as its views govern the law in this country on these matters.