Forensic Science Service: United Arab Emirates

Home Department written question – answered on 31st January 2011.

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Photo of David Davis David Davis Conservative, Haltemprice and Howden

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what contracts there were between the Forensic Science Service and the United Arab Emirates in each year since 2006; what the start and end dates of each contract were; what the monetary value of each contract was; and what work was undertaken in respect of each contract.

Photo of James Brokenshire James Brokenshire Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office)

holding answer 27 January 2011

Following is a table of all services and products delivered by the Forensic Science Service (FSS) to customers based in the United Arab Emirates between January 2006 and December 2010. These contracts do not allow the FSS to divulge exact customer details (ie which of the Emirates) or the value of the contract.

Start End Description of services
January 2006 March 2009 Supply of consultancy and training to improve forensic practices towards achieving internationally recognised quality standards
Supply of FSS proprietary DNA Database software and associated services
December 2006 December 2010 Supply of FSS proprietary DNA Database software and associated services
March 2007 October 2009 Supply of FSS proprietary mobile phone examination equipment and associated services
February 2008 March 2009 Supply of forensic examination and evidence collection kits via Scenesafe (a business division of the FSS)
September 2009 March 2010 Supply of strategic forensic consultancy
October 2010 October 2010 Supply of consultancy towards achieving internationally recognised quality standards
October 2010 October 2010 Supply of FSS DNA expert software plus associated services
October 2010 November 2010 Supply of crime scene associated training
November 2010 In progress Supply of consultancy and training for the delivery of DNA profiling capacity
Supply of FSS proprietary DNA Database software and associated services
Supply of FSS DNA expert software plus associated services

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