Genetics: Databases

Home Department written question – answered on 1st October 2007.

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Photo of Damian Green Damian Green Shadow Minister (Home Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of individuals on the DNA database are under 16; and if she will make a statement.

Photo of Meg Hillier Meg Hillier Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office) (Identity)

holding answer 12 September 2007

On 10 September 2007, 3.38 per cent. of persons on the National DNA Database were currently aged under 16. This figure represents persons sampled by police forces in England and Wales only, and includes some persons who provided a DNA profile voluntarily.

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