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My hon. Friend makes a really important point about the quality of evidence and expertise. That was covered in the forensic science regulator’s report, published earlier this year, which talked of: “Implementation of quality standards is a means to this end, ensuring a systematic approach to scientific validity, competence and quality.” The report therefore covers the regulator’s...
Given recent events—some of the providers have failed—does my hon. Friend agree that having more comprehensive provision and more providers will enable a more resilient service? The excess capacity that could develop within the system would ensure that, if a problem arises in the future, other providers can cope with it.
My hon. Friend the Member for Hertford and Stortford (Julie Marson) makes an interesting point, further to which I note that if the forensic system works effectively and efficiently and the evidence is introduced early in the investigation, that can give someone a reason to say, “Look, I did it,” and thereby curtail the whole investigation, saving huge amounts of money and delivering...
Conservative MP for Bolton West
Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election
Chris Green campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC
Last updated: 14 Sep 2020.