Forensic Science: Misconduct

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 29th November 2018.

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Photo of Louise Haigh Louise Haigh Shadow Minister (Home Office) (Policing)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the National Police Chiefs' Council's press release National operation to retest manipulated forensic samples is progressing at pace, published on 21 November 2018, how many of the 10,000 cases identified by the National Police Chiefs' Council as possibly being affected by manipulation at Randox Testing Services were discovered to have been manipulated following testing; and which categories of offences those cases related to.

Photo of Lucy Frazer Lucy Frazer The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) press release referred to in this Parliamentary Question was published on 21 November 2017, not 2018. This issue remains the subject of an ongoing police investigation to determine how many cases may have been manipulated.

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