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RETENTION OF DNA SAMPLES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2603: tabled on 19 July 2006

Tabled in the 2005-06 session.

This motion has been signed by 29 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House recognises the vital role DNA and the DNA database play in the detection of crimes but is concerned about the retention of DNA on the National Police Database of those individuals who are neither charged nor cautioned; further recognises the potential detrimental effect the retention of DNA has on innocent juveniles; further recognises that there is a disproportionate number of DNA samples retained from members of black and ethnic minorities; and therefore calls on the Government to bring forward legislation to remove the DNA samples of non-charged and non-cautioned individuals currently on the database, except when the individuals concerned give their express consent to the retention of their DNA.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 October 2006
Lewes
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 July 2006
Carshalton and Wallington
Clegg, Mr Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 November 2006
Sheffield, Hallam
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2006
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 24 July 2006
Keighley
Davies, Mr Quentin
Conservative
Signed on 30 October 2006
Grantham and Stamford
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 25 July 2006
Walthamstow
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 July 2006
Portsmouth South
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 October 2006
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2006
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 July 2006
Manchester, Withington
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2006
Wolverhampton South West
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 24 July 2006
Calder Valley
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 24 July 2006
Hayes and Harlington
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 9 October 2006
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 July 2006
Southport
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2006
Nottingham South
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 July 2006
East Dunbartonshire
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 24 July 2006
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 24 July 2006
Liverpool, West Derby
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 October 2006
Ceredigion
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 July 2006
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Wilshire, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 24 July 2006
Spelthorne

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.