Identification of Criminals

Home Office written question – answered on 8th December 2014.

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Photo of Nicholas Soames Nicholas Soames Conservative, Mid Sussex

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what arrangements she has made with the governments of (a) Romania and (b) Bulgaria on the sharing of (i) DNA and fingerprints and (ii) other criminal intelligence; and what form such arrangements take.

Photo of James Brokenshire James Brokenshire Minister of State (Home Office) (Security and Immigration)

Holding answer received on 05 December 2014

Exchange of DNA and fingerprint information with Romania and Bulgaria takes place through the International Criminal Policing Organisation (Interpol).

Criminal Intelligence may be shared through Interpol or alternatively through European Police Office (Europol). Within the UK the international sharing of DNA, fingerprints and other criminal intelligence is co-ordinated through the

National Crime Agency.

Under the terms of Article 7 of Council Framework Decision 2006/960/JHA of 18 December 2006 on simplifying the exchange of information and intelligence between law enforcement authorities of the Member States of the European Union

(the Swedish Initiative), Member States may spontaneously exchange information and intelligence in cases where there are factual reasons to believe that the information and intelligence could assist in the detection, prevention or

investigation of offences.

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