Written statement to Parliament

Sixth annual report of the Ethics Group: The National DNA Database

This written ministerial statement was laid on 24 October 2013 in the House of Commons by James Brokenshire and in the House of Lords by Lord Taylor of Holbeach.

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

The Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP

My honourable Friend the Minister for Criminal Information (Lord Taylor of Holbeach) has today made the following Written Ministerial Statement:

I am pleased to announce the publication of the 6th annual report of the National DNA Database Ethics Group on 24 October 2013. The Group was established on 25 July 2007 to provide Ministers with independent ethical advice on the operation and practice of the National DNA Database.

I welcome the points raised in the report about the implementation of the Protection of Freedoms Act, and the consideration given in the report to a number of important issues around the ethical operation of the NDANAD.

The Ethics Group’s annual report can be viewed on the website of the independent Forensic Science Regulator and I am arranging for a copy to be placed in the Library of the House.

Published 24 October 2013