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Forensic science inquiry

Inquiry

The UK was once regarded as world-leading in forensic science but an absence of high-level leadership, a lack of funding and an insufficient level of research and development now means the UK is lagging behind others. The forensic science market is not properly regulated creating a state of crisis and a threat to the criminal justice system.

Reports, special reports and government responses

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3rd Report - Forensic science and the criminal justice system: a blueprint for change
Inquiry Forensic science inquiry
HL Paper 333
Report
Response to this report
Forensic science and the criminal justice system: a blueprint for change - Government Response
Government Response

Oral evidence transcripts

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29 January 2019
Inquiry Forensic science inquiry
Witnesses Lucy Frazer QC MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Ministry of Justice, Fiona Rutherford, Deputy Director of Legal Aid Strategy and Policy, Ministry of Justice and Matthew Gould, Deputy Director of Criminal Courts and Criminal Law Policy, Ministry of Justice
Oral Evidence
29 January 2019
Inquiry Forensic science inquiry
Witnesses Rt Hon Nick Hurd MP, Minister of State, Home Office, Professor John Aston, Chief Scientific Adviser, Home Office and Christophe Prince, Director of Data and Identity within the Crime, Policing and Fire Group, Home Office
Oral Evidence
22 January 2019
Inquiry Forensic science inquiry
Witnesses Dr Gillian Tully, Forensic Science Regulator
Oral Evidence
Professor Peter Sommer (FRS0098)
NCC Group (FRS0044)
Dr Gillian Tully (FRS0107)

Contact us

  • Email: hlscience@parliament.uk
  • Phone: 020 7219 5750 (committee staff) | 020 7219 1692 (Press Officer)
  • Address: Science and Technology Committee, House of Lords, London SW1A 0PW