Forensic Science Service

Inquiry concluded, Report published

Inquiry and Reports

The Committee agreed on 19 January 2011 to launch a new inquiry examining the winding down of the Forensic Science Service.  The Committee published its report on 1 July 2011.

The Government's response was published on 31 October 2011.

The Committee held an evidence session regarding the Government's Response on 19 December 2011. The Committee published correspondence from the witnesses before and after the evidence session:

Original Terms of Reference

Forensic Science Service inquiry terms of reference

Oral evidence

Monday 19 December 2011  (PDF 166.54 KB)
James Brokenshire MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Crime Prevention, Professor Bernard Silverman, Chief Scientific Adviser, Home Office, and Andrew Rennison, Forensic Science Regulator

Wednesday 27 April 2011 (PDF 2.38 MB)
Professor Bernard Silverman, Chief Scientific Adviser, Home Office, and Andrew Rennison, Forensic Science Regulator; James Brokenshire MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Crime Prevention, and Stephen Webb, Director of Finance and Strategy, Crime and Policing Group, Home Office

Wednesday 30 March 2011 (PDF 2.38 MB)
Professor Jim Fraser, Director, Centre for Forensic Science, University of Strathclyde, David Hartshorne, Commercial Director, Cellmark Forensic, Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys, Professor of Genetics, University of Leicester, and David Richardson, Chief Executive, LGC; Dr Simon Bramble, Head of Police Science and Forensics, National Policing Improvement Agency, Roger Coe-Salazar, Chief Crown Prosecutor, Crown Prosecution Service, Gary Pugh, Director of Forensic Services, Metropolitan Police Service, and Chief Constable Chris Sims, Association of Chief Police Officers

Wednesday 23 March 2011 (PDF 2.38 MB)
Bill Griffiths, Chairman, Forensic Science Service, Dr Gillian Tully, Research and Development Manager, Forensic Science Service, and Steve Thomas, Officer for Forensic Science Service, Prospect Union