HC Deb 21 January 1986 vol 90 c143W
Mr. Madden

asked the Prime Minister if she will make a statement about co-ordination between the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Home Office on Her Majesty's Government's policy towards the acceptability of blood tests and genetic testing as offering conclusive evidence of family relationship.

The Prime Minister

The two Departments are working closely together on an experimental scheme to assess the acceptability and feasibility of the recently developed DNA testing technique in relation to entry clearance applications. The arrangements for conventional blood testing are well established.

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