HC Deb 16 December 1994 vol 251 cc827-8W
Mr. Barry Jones

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will grant extra funds to the North Wales police authority to enable it to fund its national DNA database; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Maclean

The costs and benefits to the police of the DNA database have been taken fully into account in our assessment of future police spending requirements. It will be for chief constables to decide what use to make of the DNA database service on the balances as they see it, of those costs and benefits.