Consultation outcome

New statutory powers for the Forensic Science Regulator

This consultation has concluded

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Detail of outcome

This document provides a factual summary of responses to the consultation on statutory powers for the Forensic Science Regulator. The Home Office is developing a Forensic Strategy to be published by the end of 2015. This will set out the way forward for the issues considered within the consultation.

Detail of feedback received

A summary of responses is available in the document above.

Original consultation


This consultation seeks your views on whether new powers should be given to the Forensic Science Regulator.

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Consultation description

This consultation sets out the government’s intended approach to statutory powers for the regulator and invites suggestions as to whether these powers are necessary, how they would work and any alternatives available.

This consultation runs for 8 weeks from 8 November 2013 to 3 January 2014.

Email your response to the consultation to You may find it helpful to copy and paste the questions into an email or a word document.

You can also post your response to the below address:

Home Office
Forensic Regulator Consultation
Police Transparency Unit
6th Floor Fry Building
2 Marsham Street
London SW1P 4DF


Published 8 November 2013