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Veterans: DNA

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 28th January 2020.

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Photo of Bob Stewart Bob Stewart Conservative, Beckenham

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has (a) extracted DNA from the remains of unidentified British soldiers found on former battlefields and share (b) that DNA with ancestry companies to find matches with subscribers of those companies.

Photo of Johnny Mercer Johnny Mercer Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (jointly with the Ministry of Defence)

The Ministry of Defence has not extracted DNA from fallen soldiers to share with ancestry companies.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes3 people think so

No2 people think not

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