Written statement to Parliament

National DNA database ethics group

This speech was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

This written ministerial statement was laid in the House of Commons on 15 February 2011 by James Brokenshire and in the House of Lords by…

This written ministerial statement was laid in the House of Commons on 15 February 2011 by James Brokenshire, and in the House of Lords by Baroness Neville-Jones.

I am pleased to announce the following appointments to the ethics group which provides ministers with independent ethical advice on the operation and practice of the national DNA database (NDNAD):

  • Professor David Latchman CBE
  • Dr Nina Hallowell

Professor Latchman and Dr Hallowell replace two members of the group who have now stepped down. Eight current members of the ethics group have been reappointed for a further three-year term. They are:

  • Dr Derrick Campbell
  • Mrs Wendy Coates
  • Ms Madeleine Colvin
  • Dr Jane Pearson
  • Dr Clive Richards
  • Dr Sameer Sarkar
  • Ms Sarah Thewlis
  • Dr Suzy Walton

Date: Tue Feb 15 10:30:00 GMT 2011