Lord Taylor of Holbeach introduces the annual report with the following statement.
“It is with great pleasure that I write the foreword to the National DNA Database annual report for the second time.
It is particularly satisfying then to be able to report that we have now achieved the goals that we set ourselves. Over 1.7 million DNA profiles taken from innocent people and from children have been removed from the DNA database.
The destruction of all 7,753,000 DNA samples is a significant step to protect the genetic privacy of people in the United Kingdom.”