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DNA Database

Asked whether the Prime Minister meant no limit when he said he wanted to see the maximum number of people on the DNA Database, the PMOS said yes, people who had done nothing had no reason to be afraid to be on it. This was an important tool in fighting crime. The Prime Minsiter believed that it was a tool that should be used by every police force in the country. 14 forces already did. Others should follow suit. It was important that people used all the available technology. That was why the Prime Minister also believed in the case for ID Cards. They were new tools available to fight crime and we should use them. Asked whether the Prime Minister had given his own DNA in, the PMOS said that he believed he had done so in November 1999. Asked whether other members of the Cabinet had, the PMOS said that it was a personal matter.

Asked whether it was for the whole country, the PMOS said that for those areas where it had been devolved it would be a matter for the devolved authority.

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