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Baroness Hanham’s amendment to the Counter Terrorism Bill, reported on yesterday, was successful by a vote of 161 – 150. The Government will now have to set out national guidelines for DNA and if there is a refusal to destroy DNA samples or fingerprint records, a written explanation will be required.
The House of Lords debates the Counter Terrorism Bill today. Baroness Hanham (a Shadow Home Office Minister) is introducing an amendment on the DNA database. The Conservatives want clear procedures for requesting a statement on information held about an individual, and on how to make a case for requesting the removal of data from the […]