Forensic Integration Strategy

Home Department written question – answered at on 9 May 2006.

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Photo of Norman Baker Norman Baker Liberal Democrat, Lewes

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what projects are being undertaken under the Forensic Integration Strategy; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Joan Ryan Joan Ryan Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Home Office, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

There are a number of projects currently being progressed under the auspices of the Forensic Integration Strategy:

National rollout of livescan?project to ensure all police forces are able to rapidly check fingerprints to establish identity in custody centres.

International data-sharing feasibility assessment?work to assess the feasibility of technical options to support international sharing of information, accounting for different national legislation and data protection.

ACPO DNA and fingerprint retention project?work to ensure that DNA and fingerprint records are appropriately retained following the implementation of the Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001.

ACPO forensic training strategy?to support development and implementation of ACPO's forensic training strategy.

Improvement of forensic mortuaries.

Introduction of national IT system for forensic pathologists?to ensure maintenance of common standards and provision of effective management information.

Development of forensic procurement framework?supporting ACPO to develop common statement of requirements and terms and conditions to support equality of opportunity in development of the forensic service market.

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