HC Deb 03 April 2000 vol 347 c381W
Mr. Webb

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to legislate to allow DNA samples given voluntarily by members of the public in the course of a police investigation to be retained by the police provided consent has been given by the donor. [117283]

Mr. Charles Clarke

This proposal was included in the consultation exercise on "Proposals for Revising Legislative Measures on Fingerprints, Footprints and DNA Samples", launched on 30 July 1999. We are now considering the most appropriate way to take these proposals forward.