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DNA Database

Put that the European Court of Human Rights was considering a case to limit the number of samples on the DNA database, the PMS said that the Prime Minister thought that the DNA database had been shown in recent days to be a very useful and effective tool in the fight against crime.

Asked whether the Prime Minister was anxious that there was no limit put on the number of DNA samples, the PMS said that the Prime Minister was happy with the current position on the DNA database.

Asked whether the Prime Minister would like to see everyone on the DNA database from birth, the PMS said that the Prime Minister’s view was that the DNA database was a very important tool in the fight against crime. It had contributed to a significant number of convictions, particularly in relation to very serious offences, such as murder and rape. There was always going to be a debate on these matters, but that would clearly be quite a big step.

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