Genetics: Databases

Home Department written question – answered on 7th June 2007.

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Photo of Nick Clegg Nick Clegg Shadow Secretary of State (Home Office)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to remove replicate samples from the National DNA Database.

Photo of John Reid John Reid Home Secretary, The Secretary of State for the Home Department

A study is being conducted of the issues involved in identifying and removing replicate profiles from the NDNAD, which is expected to report by the end of the year. Plans for handling of replicate profiles will then be made in the light of the conclusions.

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