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Abortion (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2021 - Motion to Approve: Amendment to the Motion (28 Apr 2021)

Lord Taylor of Warwick: My Lords, a womb is not a tomb. In 1996 I presented the Bill which created the UK’s first DNA database. From the moment of conception, life begins, with unique DNA which no other human soul in the world has. Abortion, in the dictionary, means abandonment, death, destruction, expulsion, cancellation, rescission, revocation and feticide—cold, hard, final words which cannot be reversed. I...

Written Ministerial Statements — Home Office: Publication of the 3rd Annual Report of the Biometrics and Forensics Ethics Group (18 Mar 2021)

Baroness Williams of Trafford: ...advice on the development and testing of biometric technologies. The group have provided advice and guidance on issues such as; retention of additional DNA profile information on the National DNA Database, and a trial on the use of near match reporting; consideration of the ethical issues in genetic genealogy and massively parallel sequencing approaches for criminal investigations; and...

Policing and Prevention of Violence against Women (15 Mar 2021)

Philip Davies: ...a fund to roll out much more CCTV around the country, which will help to make our streets safer for people and bring evidence where there is a crime committed? Can she stop taking people off the DNA database? There are huge numbers of crimes—sexual assaults, rapes and murders—where there is DNA evidence available but no match. The more people on the DNA database, the more chance of...

Written Ministerial Statements — Home Office: PNC Update (8 Feb 2021)

Kit Malthouse: ..., and our suppliers, have worked to make the incorrectly deleted DNA profiles available to policing whilst the full capability is restored. In order to deliver this mitigation, we have restored the DNA database backups to a temporary, secure location. We have made this data accessible to forces and national agencies this week and setup a business process has been created to enable matching...

Prime Minister: Engagements (20 Jan 2021)

Keir Starmer: ...that—[Interruption.] Prime Minister, this is from the National Police Chiefs Council. I am sure he has been briefed on this. In addition to that, we are talking about 26,000 DNA records from the DNA database and 30,000 fingerprint records from the fingerprint database, so this is not just a technical issue. It is about criminals not being caught, and victims not getting justice. This...

Police National Computer - Statement (19 Jan 2021)

Baroness Williams of Trafford: Facial images have to be manually removed from the database, whereas the DNA database allows for automatic deletion. That is the answer.

Police National Computer (18 Jan 2021)

Kit Malthouse: ...of the risk. It is also worth pointing out that, as I said in my statement, there are other databases, both locally and those held nationally, such as IDENT the fingerprint database or the national DNA database, which may also be searched. The PNC draws its data from a number of other databases and when, because of our legal obligations, a deletion request is put on to the police national...

Written Answers — Home Office: Biometrics (18 Nov 2020)

Kit Malthouse: The biometric systems within the scope of the HOB Programme, IDENT1 (storing the Police fingerprint collection) and the National DNA database, are used on a daily basis by Police Forces and are fundamental to their operations. HOB is delivering new capabilities that the Police are using to support their operations, and these have been well received. This includes Strategic Mobile capability,...

Scottish Parliament: Forensic Medical Services (Victims of Sexual Offences) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (1 Oct 2020)

David Stewart: Apologies for not being in the chamber for the start of the member’s speech. In light of his background, what is the member’s view on the creation of an anonymous DNA database, which is particularly useful in relation to repeat offenders? As the member will know, that happens quite regularly in the States—the Federal Bureau of Investigation has managed to locate lots of serial...

Written Answers — Home Office: DNA: Databases (16 Sep 2020)

Philip Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many DNA profiles have been removed from the national DNA database since 1 April 2018.

Written Ministerial Statements — Home Office: Biennial Report of the National DNA Database Strategy Board (2 Sep 2020)

Kit Malthouse: I am pleased to announce that I am, today, publishing the Annual Report of the National DNA Database Strategy Board for 2018-20. This report covers the National Fingerprints Database and the National DNA Database (NDNAD). The Strategy Board Chair, ACC Ben Snuggs, has presented the Annual Report of the National DNA Database to the Home Secretary. Publication of the Report is a statutory...

Written Answers — Home Office: DNA: Databases (11 Aug 2020)

Lord Browne of Belmont: To ask Her Majesty's Government how many DNA profiles of individuals not convicted of any crime have been added to the National DNA Database since 2015.

Port Examination Codes of Practice and National Security Determinations Guidance Regulations 2020 - Motion to Approve (10 Jul 2020)

Lord Balfe: ...biometric data is somehow wrong. I put forward the case that having a national register of biometric data might actually be a good thing, and that we should possibly extend it to having a national DNA database. This is the technology of the future—the technology that succeeds fingerprinting. The thing is not to let the police look after it but to have it in the hands of an independent...

Abortion (Northern Ireland) (No. 2) Regulations 2020 - Motion to Approve: Amendment to the Motion (15 Jun 2020)

Lord Taylor of Warwick: My Lords, in 1996, I presented the Bill that enabled the UK’s first DNA database. At the moment of conception, life starts with unique DNA that no one else in the world has. Abortion is a distortion of that right to life. I oppose these regulations, and I totally support the points made in particular by the noble Baroness, Lady O’Loan, and the noble Lord, Lord Shinkwin. This year, there...

Written Ministerial Statements — Home Office: Prüm – Data Sharing Update (15 Jun 2020)

James Brokenshire: ...consultation will continue with the Scottish Government. The UK has been exchanging DNA data via Prüm since July 2019. During that period searches of historic data held on the UK’s national DNA database have been made against the data held by the nine EU countries to whom we have connected Around 12,000 initial hits have been identified relating to UK investigations. EU Member States...

Written Answers — Home Office: Fingerprints: Databases (21 May 2020)

Daniel Zeichner: ...following the European Parliament’s decision to reject the European Council’s proposal to allow the UK to participate in the automated searching of fingerprint data stored in the EU’s Prum DNA database.

Questions to the Mayor of London — Forensic Science Regulator Report: Forensic Science Regulator Report (19 Mar 2020)

Caroline Pidgeon: The Forensic Science Regulator’s report of 25 February stated that, nationally, over 1,100 DNA profiles on the National DNA Database have been contaminated by police officers and staff and are having to be removed. How are you working with the Met to ensure that contamination of evidence in the Met is minimised?

Algorithms: Public Sector Decision-making - Question for Short Debate (12 Feb 2020)

Lord Taylor of Warwick: ...I was chancellor of Bournemouth University, the impact of data analytics was very apparent to me. It was my privilege in 1996 to present the Bill that established the use of the UK’s first ever DNA database. As vice-president of the British film board for 10 years, I saw the way in which AI simply transformed what we all see on our computer and cinema screens. I was recently honoured to...

Written Ministerial Statements — Home Office: Publication of the first Annual Report of the Biometrics and Forensics Ethics Group (4 Nov 2019)

Baroness Williams of Trafford: ...publication of the first annual report of the Biometrics and Forensic Ethics Group. The Group was established to meet the current needs for ethical review following the expansion of the National DNA Database Ethics Group remit and provides Ministers with independent advice on matters relating to data ethics and ethical issues in forensic science and biometrics. I would like to thank the...

Written Ministerial Statements — Home Office: Biometrics and Forensics Ethics Group (12 Feb 2019)

Baroness Williams of Trafford: On 20 July 2017, the Home Secretary extended the remit of the National DNA Database Ethics Group (NDNADEG) to cover the ethical issues associated with all forensic identification techniques and renamed the group as the Biometrics and Forensics Ethics Group (BFEG). To support the Home Office’s strategic approach to data, and to build public trust, it has been agreed to extend the remit of...


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