§ Mr. Madden
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects to announce a centrally organised DNA testing scheme; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Peter Lloyd
The Government's intention to introduce DNA testing into the entry clearance process was announced earlier this year. We will shortly be inviting tenders for the work of carrying out DNA tests. We will make a further announcement about the implementation of the Government scheme when the necessary arrangements have been completed.