UK Politics

Liberal Democratic Party: DNA database has not increased crimes solved – Huhne

Press Release   •   Jan 06, 2010 10:58 GMT

“Ministers must stop dragging their feet and remove all innocent people from the database immediately," said the Liberal Democrat Shadow Home Secretary.

Commenting on figures showing the DNA database helps to solve only one crime in every 150, Chris Huhne said:

“The enormous increase in the size of the DNA database, populated by a million innocent people, has not led to an increase in the amount of crimes it helps solve.

“The European Court of Human Rights has made its position clear but the Government seems hell bent on ignoring it.

“Ministers must stop dragging their feet and remove all innocent people from the database immediately.”