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MP backs bill to end dna store

SOLIHULL MP Lorely Burt is backing a bill to remove DNA records for individuals who are not charged or are acquitted of crimes.

SOLIHULL MP Lorely Burt is backing a bill to remove DNA records for individuals who are not charged or are acquitted of crimes.

Liberal Democrat MP Jenny Willott, presented the bill to Parliament in an attempt to improve the flow of personal data held by government agencies.

Mrs Burt said: "Everyone accepts that DNA has been a massive breakthrough in crime detection, helping to solve the crimes of today and also some of the cold cases from 20 to 30 years ago. However, the Government have pursued this breakthrough in a disproportionate way.

"The UK has by far the largest DNA database in the world, with 4.5 million people registered. Proportionally five times more people are on our database than is the case with the next closest country.

"The number of children on the database is particularly worrying." ..SUPL:

 

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