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Forensic Science Service

Home Department written question – answered on 6th June 2007.

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Photo of John Martin McDonnell John Martin McDonnell Labour, Hayes and Harlington

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether police forces in England and Wales are discouraged from sending more than 60 per cent. of their forensic work to the Forensic Science Service.

Photo of Tony McNulty Tony McNulty Minister of State (Security, Counter-Terrorism and Police), Home Office

The procurement of forensic science services is a matter for individual police forces. The Forensic Science Service is one of a number of service providers in the market. It is open to forces to decide what proportion of their requirement should be awarded to the Forensic Science Service.

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