§ Mr. Cash
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what safeguards there will be for suspects from whom the Royal Ulster Constabulary may wish to take body samples in accordance with the provisions of the Criminal Justice Bill.
§ Mr. Stanley
I summarised the various safeguards at column 641 of theOfficial Report on 16 June when introducing the relevant amendments to the Criminal Justice Bill.
In addition, I am today placing in the Library of both Houses the code of practice for the identification by the Royal Ulster Constabulary of suspects by body samples. swabs and impressions.
This code of practice is based on chapter 5 (Identification by body samples, swabs and impressions) of the "Code of Practice for the Identification of Persons. by Police Officers" issued for England and Wales under section 66 of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984.