Forensic Science

Home Office written question – answered on 13th September 2016.

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Photo of Philip Davies Philip Davies Conservative, Shipley

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the (a) target and (b) actual average timescale was for the return of forensically analysed evidence in cases involving (i) burglary, (ii) murder, (iii) violence against the person, excluding murder, (iv) drugs offences and (v) sexual offences in the last 12 months; and if she will make a statement.

Photo of Brandon Lewis Brandon Lewis Minister of State (Home Office) (Policing and the Fire Service)

The Home Office does not set the target timescales for the return of forensically analysed evidence. This would be an operational matter within policing for each Chief Constable.

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