HC Deb 15 July 1948 vol 453 c1619

Lords Amendment: In page 39, line 23, leave out Subsection (4) and insert: (4) Where the fingerprints of any person have been taken in pursuance of an order made under this section, then if that person is acquitted or discharged under section twenty-five of the Indictable Offences Act, 1848, or if the information against him is dismissed, the fingerprints and all copies and records thereof shall be destroyed.

Mr. Ede

I beg to move, "That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said Amendment."

The question of fingerprints when a person is subsequently acquitted or discharged without fingerprints being taken is a matter to which very considerable attention has been given. This re-drafting of the subsection I think carried out what was the general desire on both sides of the House.