HC Deb 23 February 1989 vol 147 cc760-1W
Ms. Gordon

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many research contracts or agreements the forensic science service has currently placed with United Kingdom universities and other institutions of higher education; what is their total worth; and if he will list them.

Mr. Douglas Hogg

The forensic science service has nine research contracts outstanding with United Kingdom universities and institutions of higher education, as follows:

Research Organisation Nature of Research Contract (£)
Loughborough University High performance liquid chromatography 23,300
Hull University High sensitivity detection of drugs by chemiluminescence 10,710
Manchester University ABO grouping of bloodstains by an automated process 19,785
Aston University Expert systems to assess forensic evidence 14,025
Swansea University Flake powders for fingerprint applications 74,650
Scottish College of Textiles Colour coding of individual textile fibres 20,122
Keele University Motor vehicle paint sample collections 13,986
Queen's University Belfast Improved reagents for detecting fingerprints 45,522
St. George's Hospital Medical School Tablet and capsule identification system 12,000

Research Organisation Nature of Research Contract (£)