§ Mr. Alex Carlile
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will give details of his proposals for restructuring the Home Office forensic science service, including(a) the grading of director posts, (b) the number of senior scientists at grade seven level, (c) the average grade of assistant court going officers, and (d) whether there are likely to be any compulsory redundancies; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Douglas Hogg
The Department is discussing with the Institution of Professional Civil Servants a wide range of proposals for enhancing the effectiveness of the forensic science service and improving its efficiency. We expect to receive these proposals shortly and my noble Friend will write to the hon. and learned Member when we have considered them.